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
Join amphibian enthusiasts Holly Fischer and Tami Attwell as they present on the awesomeness of the 10 species of frogs that inhabit Western New York. They will share information on the calls and common characteristics which help to identify the toads and frogs in their natural environments.
Habitat loss from destruction, fragmentation and degradation is a threat the native flora and fauna. Gardeners in urban, suburban and rural residential communities are uniquely suited to create pockets of biodiversity to produce long term environmental sustainability.
Come join the Easter Bunny for breakfast on Saturday April 1st from 9am to 1pm, then join in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Over 1500 eggs are placed to be found and special prizes to be awarded! Be sure to bring the camera and look for the Bunny's friends: Moose and Bear!
The Enchanted Valley Inn is a renovated Queen Anne style Victorian home built in 1895 by Frank E Tyler. Frank was a key player in the lumber industry in Portville and and active member of the Masons. Stay in the "Jane Austen", "Mark Twain", "C.S. Lewis" or "Lewis Carol".
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!
Located in the former "Portville Pharmacy".
Open daily 11am-6pm, Sundays 12-5pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Browsers always welcome!
It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!
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Over 130 Old Order Amish Shops in an uncommercialized setting. Visit AmishTrail.com for more information on the Old Order Amish.