The Town of Portville is located in Cattaraugus County in the southwestern corner of New York State along the Pennyslvania border, locally referred to as the Southern Tier. Portville is 65 miles south of Buffalo and 90 miles south of Rochester. Its eastern town line is the border of Allegany County, New York, and its southern town line is the Pennsylvania border.
The Town of Portville was first settled in 1805 as a result of its flourishing timber industry which to a lesser degree continues today. The name is derived by the town's early role in shipping lumber and other items down river.
The Town of Portville is 36 square miles. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.0 square miles, of which, 35.6 square miles of it is land and 0.4 square miles of it (1.14%) is water. Generally speaking, businesses and residences throughout the town have their own wells and septic systems. Police services are provided by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department. Fire services are provided by the Portville and Westons Mills Fire Departments with mutual aid being provided by adjacent towns. The Village of Portville of 1,100 people, which is in the southwest corner of the town, has its own water and sewer system, maintains its own roads and has its own police department. There are four postal zip codes within the Town of Portville - 14770 which includes around half of the area of the Town and all of the Village, 14788 for Westons Mills, 14760 for Olean postal distribution only, and 14727 for Cuba postal distribution only.
Communities and locations in the Town of Portville
If the sweet melodious trills of songbirds is music to your ear, you will not want to miss this bird walk through the wetland and scrub areas of Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Eshelman Preserve.
Pfeiffer Nature Center is home to more than 648 acres of nature’s bounty. Located in rural, southwestern New York State, you’ll find miles of hiking trails, an historic American Chestnut log cabin, great birding areas, a picturesque pavilion available for rent, and so much more!
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Fyre 'N Ice combines two amazing foods- brick oven pizza and homemade cold stone ice cream! Smell the warm aromas as the artisans create a variety of styles before your eyes or create your own masterpiece. Market-fresh ingredients and classic toppings complete the perfect pizza to be enjoyed with family and friends.
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HoliMont is the largest private ski resort in North America and has 52 slopes and 8 chair lifts.