Lyndon, New York

Lyndon is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York. The Town of Lyndon is on the east border of the county and is north of Olean, New York.  Lyndon is often described as a "bedroom" community, having no industry or commercial property.   Improved property is primarily residential, recreational, and farming.

The town was first settled around 1806. The Town of Lyndon was founded in 1829, formed from the Town of Franklinville. The town was briefly called "Elgin" around 1857.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.3 square miles, of which, 33.2 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it (0.15%) is water.

The eastern town line is the border of Allegany County, New York.

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Most Residents are Amish in the Town of Leon

There are approximately 1,380 residents in Leon with the Amish Community comprising about 76% of that number. The Old Order Amish settled in Leon in 1949. They do not believe in the modern conveniences. They have no electricity in their homes + travel by horse and buggy. 

If you are looking for someplace interesting to go, try the Leon area. It is right in the heart of Amish Country.

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