Gowanda Area Historical Society Museum

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The name "Gowanda" is derived from the Seneca Indian phrase meaning "a valley among the hills," or "under the cliffs," referring to the village's location below the Zoar Valley gorge along Cattaraugus Creek.

Open by appointment only December through April 1st

Photo of Valentine Flats circa 1947 (from Martin Point)
Gowanda Area Historical Society
2 Chestnut Street PO Box 372
Gowanda, NY 14070
United States
Phone: 716-532-4064
42° 27' 32.7528" N, 78° 55' 55.2432" W

General Information

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Gowanda Area Historical Society Museum is categorized in

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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