Randolph, New York

Randolph is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York.  The town was named after Randolph, Vermont.

The Town of Randolph contains a village called Randolph. The town also contains part of the Village of East Randolph, which is also partially located in the Town of Conewango.

The Town of Randolph sits on the vast tracts of land which were originally owned by the Holland Land Company. The region was first settled around 1820. The first settler was Edmund Fuller, who arrived from Oneida County in 1820 and built a log cabin. On March 7, 1826, citizens assembled for their first annual meeting to select the town supervisor and other officials. In 1847, the town was divided to form the Town of South Valley.

In 1867, the Village of Randolph was incorporated, setting itself off from the town. In 2010, the citizens of Randolph voted to dissolve the incorporation, and the village will revert to being a hamlet in the town, effective 2011.

In 1881, the Village of East Randolph was incorporated, setting itself off from the town. In 2010, the citizens of East Randolph voted to dissolve the incorporation, and the village will revert to being a hamlet within the town with part of the former village becoming once again part of the Town of Conewango, effective 2011.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.3 square miles, of which, 36.2 square miles  of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it (0.39%) is water.

Communities and locations in the Town of Randolph

·        Battle Creek – A stream flowing through the center of the town.

·        Bowen – A hamlet on County Road 8 in the central part of the town.

·        Carr Corners – A hamlet in the southeast corner of the town.

·        East Randolph – The Village of East Randolph is partly in the town.

·        Little Conewango Creek – A stream in the northeast part of the town.

·        Randolph – The Village of Randolph, the first place settled, is in the northeast corner of the town at a junction of NY Routes 394 and 241.

·        Vollentine – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town, south of Bowen.

Upcoming Events

Main St.
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 45th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 17th!

Randolph prides itself on the many talented crafters and artisans who display their handmade wares every year, and this year will be no different!

Schedule and more information forthcoming.

Art Classes at Cinnamon Fern Studio
Mon, 07/03/2017 - 9:00am - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:00pm

Summer Art Camp of Stars, Stripes & Sparkles at the Cinnamon Fern Studio in Randolph!  Recommended for ages 7-13.  This week is a patriotic celebration full of fireworks and glitter!  Students will make wood starts, recycled wood flags, wall art, firework paintings, glitter sculptures, jewelry and more! 

Art Classes at Cinnamon Fern Studio
Mon, 07/17/2017 - 9:00am - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:00pm

Summer Art Camp of Outdoor Art Camp!  Recommended for ages 5-13.  This camp is outdoors for a reason, it is messy!  This is the week where we will do all the art projects that are too messy for inside.  Activities include paint bombs, squirt gun painting, splatter painting, spin art, sand art, feet painting, chalks, spray paing, shaving cream abstract art and Friday color wa

Places

Photo of green

The Cardinal Hills Golf course has narrow fairways and small, fast greens. The terrain varies between flat and hilly. Water hazards (three ponds) come into play on four holes. The moguls on hole #2 will generally leave golfers with uneven lies.

Get energized at the full bar, restaurant and snack bar.

alpacas

We are a small, family friendly farm in Cattaraugus County, NY. We have been involved in the farming industry for several years, whether it was working on the farm milking cows, raising beef cows, swine, or chickens. After we got married and bought our house with a barn and some land we had some research to do to figure out how we were going to fill it.

Photo of Simply Natural Alpaca Gift Shop

Have you enjoyed the warmth, softness and comfort of alpaca yet?  You don't know what you are missing!  Alpaca wicks moisture away from your body and is hypoallergenic.  This shop carries a large variety of socks, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, sweaters, yarn, nesting ornaments and much, much more.

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

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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