“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Victor

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Victor, New York and Vicinity
    Ontario County (144)
    Livingston County (133)
    Monroe County (360)
    Seneca County (91)
    Steuben County (79)
    Wayne County (125)
    Yates County (31)
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1New York (Ontario County), Victor — Athasata (Kryn) — The Great Christian Mohawk Chief
In Perpetuation of the Name of Athasata (Kryn) The Great Christian Mohawk Chief Promoter of Peace - Respecter of Treaties - Defender of Righteousness - Valiant Warrior Leader of Indian Forces, forming one-third of the army of the De . . . — Map (db m61905) HM
2New York (Ontario County), Victor — Auburn Trail Location Map
Auburn Trail Location Map The Auburn Trail follows the route of the Auburn & Rochester Railroad through the Town of Victor. The Auburn & Rochester Railroad was incorporated in 1836, "commencing in the village of Auburn at the termination of . . . — Map (db m125564) HM
3New York (Ontario County), Victor — Birthplace James A. Hard
Birthplace James A. Hard 7-15-1841 Died 3-12-1953 in 112th yr. Pvt. 37th N. Y. Vol Co. E. Next to last survivor of Union Army — Map (db m125548) HM
4New York (Ontario County), Victor — Camp Site
Camp Site Col John Butler's (Tory) Rangers Aug. 1779. Relics found at spring at foot of prehistoric Seneca Indian fort — Map (db m125550) HM
5New York (Ontario County), Victor — Cobblestone Pumphouse at Fishers Station
Cobblestone Pumphouse at Fishers Station Cobblestone Architecture: Unique to Western New York Cobblestone architecture in the United States is peculiar to western New York. The walls of cobblestone buildings were built of small stones, known . . . — Map (db m125563) HM
6New York (Ontario County), Victor — DeNonville's Army Ambushed
DeNonville's Army ambushed here, July 1687 — Map (db m125557) HM
7New York (Ontario County), Victor — Deohako — Things That Sustain Us — Ganondagon State Historic Site —
Although the Seneca were successful hunters and gatherers, they were famed for their horticulture. Up until colonial times Seneca cultivators were primarily women, and the plant world was associated with their aspect of life. Central to Seneca . . . — Map (db m70861) HM
8New York (Ontario County), Victor — Dyagodiyu
[1] Dyagodiyu, The Place of a Battle As soon as the Women and Children were fled, their fired there owne Castles and all the Men being gon to convey them away except a hundred in a small Fort who had sent out spyes and received information that . . . — Map (db m126448) HM
9New York (Ontario County), Victor — Ezra Wilmarth
Opened stagecoach inn here Dec. 25, 1815. Original Inn sign had masonic emblem. Soldiers of War of 1812 gathered on this site. — Map (db m68620) HM
10New York (Ontario County), Victor — Fisher Homestead
Fisher Homestead Oldest house here. Built by Chas. Fisher 1811. Fishers named for him. Post Office 1850. Home of Henry Pardee, Assemblyman 1840. — Map (db m125552) HM
11New York (Ontario County), Victor — Fishers
Fishers 43rd parallel was PA.|N.Y. border before 1787 — Map (db m125553) HM
12New York (Ontario County), Victor — Fishers
Fishers Ground for Auburn and Rochester R. R. broken here. First train Sept. 10, 1840. Charles Fisher, first agent — Map (db m125555) HM
13New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gahayanduk
[1] Gahayanduk The "Fort" mentioned by De Nonville, "of eight hundred paces in circumference, and situated on a very advantageous height, distant half a league from Gannagaro"...has long been known by the name of "Fort Hill," among the inhabitants . . . — Map (db m125597) HM
14New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gahayanduk
We set battle array, expecting to find the enemy entrenched in the new village which is above the old. We entered the plain, however, without seeing anything but the vestiges of the fugitives. We found the old village burnt by the enemy, . . . — Map (db m126386) HM
15New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gahayanduk Fort Hill
Gahayanduk Fort Hill In Seneca, Gahayanduk means "there was a fort there." In the seventeenth century, the Seneca stored thousands of bushels of dried corn in a palisaded enclosure here. This "fort" was burned by a French force under Governor . . . — Map (db m125574) HM
16New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gannagaro
Gannagaro. Largest of the Seneca Indian villages, was located on Boughton Hill. Rev. Joseph Chaumonot preached and baptized here in 1657. The place was also visited by Rev. Julien Garnier and other Jesuit missionaries. Rev. John Pierron had a chapel . . . — Map (db m125547) HM
17New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gannagaro
[1] Gannagaro We set battle array, expecting to find the enemy entrenched in the new village which is above the old. We entered the plain, however, without seeing anything but the vastigies of the fugitives. We found the old village burnt . . . — Map (db m125596) HM
18New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gannagaro
[1] Gannagaro Canagorah lyes on the top of a great hill, and in that as well as the bigness much like Onondago, contayning 150 houses; Northwestward of Caiougo 72 miles. Here ye Indyans were very desirous to see us ride our hourses wch wee did; . . . — Map (db m126388) HM
19New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gannondata
[1] Gannondata The 21st, we went to the village of Gannondata, about two leagues from Totiakon. It is the remotest village of the Senecas. We destroyed there a large quantity of corn. We found in the village the arms of England which has been put . . . — Map (db m125581) HM
20New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gannongarae
[1] Gannongarae The country of the Sonnontouans, which is much the most fertile and populous of the cantons of the Iroquois, contains two very large towns and a number of lesser villages, besides a town of the Hurons named St. Michel, who took . . . — Map (db m125590) HM
21New York (Ontario County), Victor — Ganondagan — Town of White — Ganondagon State Historic Site —
In the Seneca language, Ganodagen means White Town. In Seneca tradition the color white is linked to the ideas of peace purity and truth. The translation preferred by Seneca today is Town of Peace. Seneca Traditionalists connect this town with the . . . — Map (db m70860) HM
22New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gano'so:d — Seneca Longhouse
This full-size model stands upon the remains of a wooden house built by the Seneca in the 1670s or 1680s. The modern tubes have been erected over the location of postmolds discovered through archaeological excavation in 1984. The diameter of each . . . — Map (db m126484) HM
23New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gayanessha'gowa — The Great Law of Peace
The Gayanessha'gowa, or Great Law, is the founding tradition of the League of the Haudenosaunee. The Great Law originated sometime between the tenth century, A.D., and the early sixteenth century. The League of the Haudenosaunee continues to meet . . . — Map (db m126075) HM
24New York (Ontario County), Victor — Graves
The village had been burnt by themselves; it was now eight days since. We found nothing entire in the town except the town cemetery and the graves. It was filled with snakes and animals, a great mask with eyes and teeth of brass, and a bearskin with . . . — Map (db m126445) HM
25New York (Ontario County), Victor — Hanuwane — Great Turtle Island
Many versions of the Iroquois Creation Story exist. It is set in a time when there existed two distinct worlds. Sky World was inhabited by spirit beings not unlike humans. At its center was a great tree whose fruits and flowers radiated blue . . . — Map (db m126251) HM
26New York (Ontario County), Victor — Haudenosaunee — People of the Longhouse
The Seneca call themselves Onondowahgah, People of the Great Hill. They are the western-most people of the Haudenosaunee, known today as the Six Nations Iroquois. Haudenosaunee means, "People who Build Houses," and the term has come to designate the . . . — Map (db m126074) HM
27New York (Ontario County), Victor — Home of Sgt. Amos Woodin
Home of Sgt. Amos Woodin Soldier of the Revolution. Saw Burgoyne surrender at Saratoga 1777. — Map (db m125554) HM
28New York (Ontario County), Victor — Jikonhsaseh
Mother of Nations met and advised the Peacemaker on formation of Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy ca. 900 AD. She is buried nearby. — Map (db m68618) HM
29New York (Ontario County), Victor — Jikonhsaseh — The Mother of Nations
Jikonhasaseh was an elderly woman when the Peacemaker approached her to explain his mission to bring peace through reason to the nations of the world. She played a major role in the formation of the League of the Haudenosaunee. When the Peacemaker . . . — Map (db m126505) HM
30New York (Ontario County), Victor — Mead Square — Dedicated in memory of Alfred M. Mead, M.D. — 1856-1939 —
Alfred Milton Mead was born on November 21, 1856 in Macedon Center to John and Emma Cookingham Mead. He graduated from Macedon Center Academy in 1876 and Buffalo Medical School in 1880. In March of 1880, he began his practice in the village of . . . — Map (db m64528) HM
31New York (Ontario County), Victor — New York Central Station at Main Street Fishers
New York Central Station at Main Street Fishers The railroad brought the sort of deal making which accompanies such major developments. Charles Fisher landed a contract for cutting ties and lumber for the railroad, and later wood for the . . . — Map (db m125559) HM
32New York (Ontario County), Victor — Nundawahonoga
[1] Nundawahonoga The Senecques have four towns, vizt Canagora, Tiotohatton, Canoenada, & Keint-he; Canagorah and Tiotohattan lye within 30 mile of the lake ffontenacque, and ye other two ly about four or five mile apiece to ye southward of these, . . . — Map (db m125582) HM
33New York (Ontario County), Victor — Onenodaji:h
Onenodaji:h Helianthus tuberosus Jerusalem artichoke Sown near the village, this plant produces tubers which were the potato indigenous to northeastern North America. Hardy and readily established, it was a favorite garden supplement. The . . . — Map (db m126104) HM
34New York (Ontario County), Victor — Onondowahgah — People of the Great Hill
[1] Onondowahgah People of the Great Hill The Seneca are known in their own language as Onondowahgah, or People of the Great Hill. Tradition relates that long ago two men paddling home from a hunting trip found a small brightly colored serpent . . . — Map (db m125592) HM
35New York (Ontario County), Victor — Pabos
Pabos A Basque explorer seeking the Northwest Passage buried 300 ft. east. June 10, 1618 — Map (db m125549) HM
36New York (Ontario County), Victor — Palisades
[1] Palisades The Seneca had double palisades stronger than the pickets of the fort and the first could not have been forced without great loss. Their plan was to keep only 300 men inside, and with 1200 others perpetually harass you. Rev. Jean . . . — Map (db m126387) HM
37New York (Ontario County), Victor — Pumphouse
Pumphouse Built 1845 for Auburn & Rochester R.R. to pump water for locomotives. 2nd oldest railroad building in U.S. — Map (db m125556) HM
38New York (Ontario County), Victor — Rochester Area — Historic New York
Seneca Indians often camped along the lower Genesee River where Rochester eventually developed. During the 17th century, French soldiers and missionaries visited the area. In 1803, Nathaniel Rochester, William Fitzhugh and Charles Carroll of . . . — Map (db m57114) HM
39New York (Ontario County), Victor — Seneca Indians — Historic New York
The Seneca Indians, “Keepers of the Western Door,” occupied this area since the formation of the Iroquois confederacy about 1550. Most numerous and most warlike of the Six Nations, they for a time dominated the tribes northward into . . . — Map (db m56880) HM
40New York (Ontario County), Victor — Seneca Trail
Traversed by French Army of Denonville, 1687. Here were Seneca lodges where friendly Indian followers of trail were welcomed. — Map (db m61909) HM
41New York (Ontario County), Victor — Seneca Women as Horticulturalists
Seneca women raised the foods that sustained their people, providing the community of Ganondagan with a good diet and a healthy lifestyle. The women gathered in large work parties to plant, weed, and harvest the gardens surrounding their homes. They . . . — Map (db m126073) HM
42New York (Ontario County), Victor — Site of Home and Laboratory of Fred M. Locke
Site of Home and Laboratory of Fred M. Locke Father of the Porcelain Insulator — Map (db m74462) HM
43New York (Ontario County), Victor — Spring
Chief Blacksmith says that the whole village was supplied by one spring, which issued from the side of a hill. To procure the water more conveniently, the Indians made troughs or conductors of basswood bark, which, when stripped from the tree, curls . . . — Map (db m126351) HM
44New York (Ontario County), Victor — The Clearing
The Seneca people carved a clearing out of the forest in which to locate their town and homes. They used the trees they cut to build their houses and the surrounding palisade wall. The town, the homes, and the fields outside the palisade wall were . . . — Map (db m126252) HM
45New York (Ontario County), Victor — The War on Corn
[1] The War on Corn The Denonville expedition was a military campaign launched by France against the Seneca in the summer of 1687 to secure French trade interests against the English. Denonville's tactics were simple: either attack the Seneca in . . . — Map (db m125612) HM
46New York (Ontario County), Victor — Totiakton
[1] Totiakton Tiotehatton lyes on the brinke or edge of a hill, has nott much cleared ground, is neare the river Tiotehatton which signifies bending, itt lyes to Westward of Ganagorah about 30 miles, contains about 120 houses being ye largest of . . . — Map (db m125575) HM
47New York (Ontario County), Victor — Valentown Site
Area first settled ca. 1809 House built ca. 1840 by Ichabod Town Valentown Hall built in 1879 by Levi Valentine — Map (db m144372) HM
48New York (Ontario County), Victor — Victor Centennial, 1913
In this valley called by the Indians Dya-go-di-ya (Place of the Battle), the first division of De Nonville's army was ambushed by Seneca warriors July 13, 1687. With his second division the French leader overawed the Senecas, who fled, burning . . . — Map (db m61907) HM
49New York (Ontario County), Victor — Wenishadenyoh — The Ceremonial Year
The Seneca year is marked by celebrations of Thanksgiving. The traditional way requires that human beings acknowledge all things which make life possible on earth: the grasses, water, the winds, thunder, the shrubs and trees, the birds, animals, . . . — Map (db m126076) HM
50New York (Ontario County), Victor — Women's Rights
The equality of Haudenosaunee women was assured from the foundation of the Confederacy. The first person to accept the Peacemaker's message was a woman, Jikonhsaseh. She secured the rights, responsibilities, and roles Haudenosaunee women continue to . . . — Map (db m126250) HM
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