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

Dustin Pari at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 7:00pm - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:00pm

The Hinsdale House Restoration Project presents this once in a lifetime chance to join this ghost investigation with Dustin Pari from GHOST HUNTERS tv show on the SYFY Channel, at

2018 Hinsdale Horseradish Festival
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Not only will you find everything horseradish, you'll find vendors with wine, craft beer, pottery, handmade jewelry, furniture, handmade soaps, country crafts, candles, paintings and more! The festival will be held June 2, 2018, at the Hinsdale Memorial Park, at 1547 Gile Hollow Road in the Town of Hinsdale.  The venue is ideal!

Coyote Chris and Chuck Banks at the Hinsdale House
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 7:00pm - 11:59pm

Investigate the Spiritual Side of The Hinsdale House with Shaman Chris Sutton and Psychic Medium Chuck Banks. Both are from the Midwest. They will be making a once in a lifetime stop in WNY for one night only.

Places

bluebereries

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!

Hinsdale Volunteer Fire Department has a meeting room with a capacity of 186 people.  The room is equipped with audio/visual equipment and has wireless access.  There is a fully equipped kitchen for a caterer.  Parking can accommodate 75 cars.  Lodging is easily accessed in Olean just 7 miles south.

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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