Hinsdale, New York

Hinsdale is a town at the eastern border of Cattaraugus County, New York. The town was named after another location: Hinsdale, New Hampshire.

Hinsdale was found by Indians back in the late 18th century. Today it is not uncommon to find archeologists scouring the land in search of Native American relics.

A settler named Zachariah Noble found Hinsdale in the early 19th century.  So in the year of 1820, Hinsdale was formed from the Town of Olean. It was named for Hinsdale, New Hampshire.  The Town of Ischua was made in 1846 from part of Hinsdale.

Around 1840, a developer attempted to make a larger community out of Hinsdale village and Scotts Corners, but nothing ever came of the scheme. In 1860, Hinsdale contained 2 churches and several mills and manufacturing establishments. Its population was 255. It was a canal village and a station on the NY and Erie Railroad. Scotts Corner, in the north part, contained a church and 13 houses.

Maplehurst and Haskell Flatts are also part of Hinsdale.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.8 square miles, of which, 38.8 square miles of it is land and 0.03% is water.  Its surface is hilly and broken upland. The hills are 500-600 feet above the valleys. Reservoir Lake is a small body of water near the southeast corner. Ischua and Oil Creeks form a junction near the center, and the united stream then takes the name of Olean Creek, flowing south through town.

The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) passes across the town. New York State Route 16 is a major trunk road in the town and partially follows the same path as the Exprssway  The eastern town line is the border of Allegany County, New York.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Ed and Louise at the Hinsdale House
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Friday July 28th 2017. Your tour guides for the evening will be Ed Bowden and Louise Tabone!

Niagara Falls Car Club Drag Races at Olean Airport
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 11:00am - 8:00pm

Niagara Falls Car Club is hosting 1/4 mile - 1/8 mile drag races at the Olean Airport.  Schedule:
10AM-12PM: Racers registeration begin. Check-in at the Racers' entrance. Please no spectators to allow us to quickly get the main attraction checked and signed in.

Overnight at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 8:00pm - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions’ Amy Perry Lane for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

Places

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Mr. Childs applied the phrase "Childs Play" to the family "work" growing up. It is not work if you like doing it...it is Childs Play! That is how they feel about farming. They enjoy growing some really great blueberries and really appreciate the customers who loyally purchase them all summer long.

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Blueberries don't just taste amazing, their also good for you!

This farm prides itself on the fact that they use little or no pesticides on their berries.

Launch your canoe or kayak into the Olean Creek at the Hinsdale Launch.

More info coming soon!

Travel Guide

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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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