Machias, New York

Machias is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York. 

The Town of Machias is an interior town in the northeast quadrant of the county. It is northeast of the city of Salamanca.

The Town of Machias was first settled around 1813 and was established in 1827 from the Town of Yorkshire. In 1847, Machias was increased by additional territory from the Town of Yorkshire.  Machias received its name from Maine settlers.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.1 square miles, of which, 40.6 square miles of it is land and 0.5 square miles of it (1.24%) is water.

New York State Route 16 intersects New York State Route 242 at Machias village.

Ischua Creek flows past the south part of Machias village.

A popular stop in Machias is Lime Lake.

Upcoming Events

2017 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 07/13/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Tom Schobert will be doing a presentation on "Erastus Granger" at the Stone House (Cattaraugus County Museum) on July 13, 2017.

See the full schedule of presentations and performances for 2017's Summer at the Stone House 2017.

2017 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 07/27/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Dave Ruch will be doing a presentation and performances on "Traditional Music of Western New York" at the Summer at the Stone House on July 27, 2017.

2017 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 08/10/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Allen Hopkins will be doing a presentation and performances about "Irish American Music" at the Stone House on August 10, 2017.

Learn more about Allen Hopkins at AllenHopkins.org

Places

Photo of a speaker at the Cattaraugus County Historical Museum

Stop by and see our latest display! We have antique guns, native american artifacts, war-time memorabilia and more!

Looking for information on an ancestor from Cattaraugus County? Contact us for information or stop by to use our research area.

Open Monday through Thursday 9am - 4pm, and the 3rd Saturday of each month through October 10am - 2pm.

Photo of front of Library

Books and audiobooks, periodicals and reference material, DVD's and videos, free high speed internet access.

crafts

Angie's sweet little shop offers business and personal printing/photocopies, graphic design & typesetting, paint nights, craft classes, wedding invitations, notecards/postcards, chocolates, lake-themed decor, marshmallow shooters, candles, turkey feather prints, apparel, toys/baby gifts, primitives/ crafts and other fun gift shop items.  "Lotsa Shtuff!!"

Videos

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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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

City on Tribal Territory

Salamanca, NY is the only city in America that is almost totally located on Tribal Territory.

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