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

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

bowling

Bowling Alley.  Food available.

Photo of a golfer at Ischua Valley Country Club

Ischua Valley Country Club is a very unique course.  Although they are a 9 hole course there are 2 different sets of tees at each hole.  This allows you to play 18 holes with the front 9 and the back 9 holes having different pars and different yardage.

Photo of tapped trees

This family run business has years of experience making Maple Syrup!  They boil the sap over a wood fired evaporator to enhance the flavor.  Open to visitors during the maple season to visit while they are boiling sap!

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

Most Residents are Amish in the Town of Leon

There are approximately 1,380 residents in Leon with the Amish Community comprising about 76% of that number. The Old Order Amish settled in Leon in 1949. They do not believe in the modern conveniences. They have no electricity in their homes + travel by horse and buggy. 

If you are looking for someplace interesting to go, try the Leon area. It is right in the heart of Amish Country.

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