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

Woods at Bear Creek Dice Run April
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Bear Run ATV Park, at the Woods at Bear Creek, will be hosting a Dice Run on April 14.

Franklinville WNY Maple Festival 2018
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:30am - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 5:00pm

Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it!  Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities including all you can eat pancake breakfast starting at 7:30am, demonstrations and a craft show.  There will be a petting zoo, antique gas and engine show, kids rides, a craft show, a PARADE, a library

2017 Cadiz Heritage Day
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!

Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s.  There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more! 


Photoas you drive into The Woods at Bear Creek

Can you never decide where to go on vacation?  Husband wants to go hunting or camping, you want luxury, and the kids want outdoor fun?  Find it all in one place at The Woods at Bear Creek in Franklinville. 

show day!

D & A Performance Horses offers horse boarding, has camper spots, riding/driving lessons, has an indoor riding arena, has horse sales, hosts a number of horse shows and holds educational seminars.

Fun at Camp Emerald Acres

CAMP EMERALD ACRES is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors with your family or friends. They are located in the Enchanted Mountain region of Cattaraugus County just outside of Franklinville, New York and offer seasonal sites and sites at nightly and weekend rates perfect for groups large or small.


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

Zoar Valley MUA has the TALLEST Basswood tree in the world!

According to the DEC, a 128 foot tall basswood within Zoar Valley has been reported to be the tallest basswood in the world.

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