Franklinville, New York

Franklinville is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York. Franklinville is also the name of a village in the town.

The Town of Franklinville is an interior town, located in the northeast quadrant of the county.

The town was first settled around 1806. First settled by Joseph McCluer and known then as McCluer Settlement. The Town of Franklinville was established in 1824 from the Town of Olean. Franklinville was also called "Hebe" and "Ischua" before adopting its current name.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 52.0 square miles of which, 51.8 square miles of it is land and 0.2 square miles of it (0.35%) is water.

New York State Route 16 and New York State Route 98 are important (basically north-south) highways in the town. New York State Route 242 cuts across the northwest corner of the town.

In 1999, Kimberly Pressler who hails from Franklinville, won the Miss USA title.

The central core of the village is on the National Register of Historic Places as the Park Square Historic District. Also listed on the National Register of Historic Places is the Simeon B. Robbins House.

Simeon B. Robbins House, or The Miner's Cabin, is a three story, Queen Anne style wood frame dwelling built in 1895. The building features three towers. It is currently used as a museum and meeting space by the Ischua Valley Historical Society.

Upcoming Events

Halloween at the Woods at Bear Creek
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 5:00pm - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 12:00pm

Enjoy a frighteningly good time at the Woods at Bear Creek "Haunted Wine & Craft Beer Walk in the Woods" the weekend before Halloween! 

There are two special packages for this event:

New Year's Eve Celebration Woods at Bear Creek
Sun, 12/31/2017 - 7:30pm - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 2:00am

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at the beautiful Woods at Bear Creek Glamping Resort.  Take your date to a special dinner overlooking peaceful forests and a sparkling lake.  You will dine in the beautiful banquet room.

Places

Google Earth Photo of Franklinville Skateland

In business for 28 years, this old fashioned roller rink has everything you need for a fun family night out!!  Go roller skating or roller blading at Skateland in Franklinville, New York.  In addition to roller skating on grounds for winter fun is:
Laser Tag
Passions Teen Dance Club
Video Arcade

Photo of Club Sandwich

Oven fresh bread and your favorite sandwich created to your liking.

Photo of Gates Creek Café

Gates Creek Cafe is a small eatery in the heart of beautiful Franklinville, NY

The little cafe is the perfect retreat for a great meal in a quiet family restaurant

Gates Creek Cafe was started as a place where real home cooking and "down home" service come together to provide their customers with the ultimate country dining experience

Videos

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

First NASCAR points champion

Did you know that the very first NASCAR points champion began his career at the Penny Royal Race Track in Leon?

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