Freedom is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York.
The first settlers arrived around 1811. The Town of Freedom, was formed from Ischua, on April 13, 1820. A part of Yorkshire was taken off in 1844. It is the N.E corner town of the county. Its surface is a rolling or moderately hilly upland. Clear Creek and the south branch of Cattaraugus Creek are the principal streams. Beaver Lake is in the south part, Fish Lake, in the east, and Scum and Laws Lakes are small ponds in the center. There are several quarries of good building stone found in different parts of town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.6 square miles, of which, 40.3 square miles of it is land and 0.3 square miles of it (0.64%) is water.
The Town of Freedom is in the northeast corner of the Cattaraugus County. The north town line is the border of Wyoming County and the east town line is the border of Allegany County.
New York State Route 98 is a major north-south highway through the town, and New York State Route 243 begins at the southeast town line.
Turkey Run Golf Course is an 9 hole public course with many water hazards and 5,727 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course is enjoyable and the view is great!
1967 was the year they started their maple syrup business. The original sugar-house was located in the woods approximately ½ mile from the roadway. Sap was collected in buckets, transferred to a large horse-drawn wooden tub, and then taken to the sugar-house for processing.
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There were over 170 old schoolhouses with many still in existence in Cattaraugus County