Leon, New York

Leon is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York.  The name is derived from the former Kingdom of León in Spain, though it is pronounced like the American first name, "Lee-on".  The Town of Leon is on the western border of the county, northwest of the City of Salamanca.  The west town line is the border of Chautauqua County, New York.

The town was first settled around 1819. The Town of Leon was founded in 1832 from a part of the Town of Conewango.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.3 square miles, of which, 36.3 square miles of it is land and 0.03% is water.  The area is 23,023 acres. 

The Conewango Creek crosses the northwest part of the town, and Mud Creek flows through the south part of the town.  The surface in many parts of the town is broken by moderate hills, but in the northwest and along the western border is level and of a marshy nature. Much of the land here is subject to overflow, and is not valuable for farming purposes.

US Route 62 is a major north-south highway through the western part of the town.

The town of Leon, New York is known for having a large community of Old Order Amish.

Upcoming Events

Leon Halloween Table Runner Fall Quilting Class
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Feeling the need to hibernate now that Fall is here and winter is right around the corner?  Try a NEW learning Experience!  Learn how to a Halloween Table Runner in this Fall Quilting Class with the Leon Historical Society

Victorian Christmas in Leon
Sun, 12/10/2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Leon Historical Society presents the 21st annual Christmas Program at the Historical Church at the four corners in Leon.  See the members of the Historical Society dressed in Victorian attire and you are encouraged to wear your Victorian dress as well!

Places

One of the cabins at Aim High Outdoor Adventures

Aim High has deluxe modern cabins located on 120 private acres, amidst the peace, beauty and tranquility of the rolling hills of Western New York.

Photo of Leon Historical Society Museum

The museum is located in the heart of Amish country. There you can see artifacts from Leon's history dating back to the early 1800's, which include Civil War items, photos, farm equipment, clothing and more.

Horses at Enchanted Oaks Ranch

Enchanted Oaks is a total training facility that includes boarding, training, showing and lessons.  They  offer complete preparation, show or trail riding, for horse and rider from beginner to advanced.

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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