Franklinville is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York. Franklinville is also the name of a village in the town.
The Town of Franklinville is an interior town, located in the northeast quadrant of the county.
The town was first settled around 1806. First settled by Joseph McCluer and known then as McCluer Settlement. The Town of Franklinville was established in 1824 from the Town of Olean. Franklinville was also called "Hebe" and "Ischua" before adopting its current name.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 52.0 square miles of which, 51.8 square miles of it is land and 0.2 square miles of it (0.35%) is water.
New York State Route 16 and New York State Route 98 are important (basically north-south) highways in the town. New York State Route 242 cuts across the northwest corner of the town.
In 1999, Kimberly Pressler who hails from Franklinville, won the Miss USA title.
The central core of the village is on the National Register of Historic Places as the Park Square Historic District. Also listed on the National Register of Historic Places is the Simeon B. Robbins House. Simeon B. Robbins House, or The Miner's Cabin, is a three story, Queen Anne style wood frame dwelling built in 1895. The building features three towers. It is currently used as a museum and meeting space by the Ischua Valley Historical Society.
Local artist, Bernadette Keleher, will be on hand to show some of her work and talk with guests, at the Miner's Cabin on August 11th from 1pm-4pm. Bernadette specializes in watercolors, and botanical paintings. She has taught plein air (outdoor) drawing through the Adirondacks Art Center, and botanical painting through the Springville Art Center. Come see her works and tour th
Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!
Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s. There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more!
Join in on the last trail ride of the season for fun, food and horsing around!
D & A Performance Horses offers horse boarding, has camper spots, riding/driving lessons, has an indoor riding arena, has horse sales, hosts a number of horse shows and holds educational seminars.
CAMP EMERALD ACRES is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors with your family or friends. They are located in the Enchanted Mountain region of Cattaraugus County just outside of Franklinville, New York and offer seasonal sites and sites at nightly and weekend rates perfect for groups large or small.
Open Tuesday through Friday 11am - 5pm
Open Saturday 10am - 4pm
A variety of vendors and artisans under one roof ! You can find items such as bait, baskets, clothing, crafts and just about everything in between. Something for everyone.
Booths available. Consignments accepted.
It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!
View the visitor's guide online
request that the Enchanted Mountains guide
be snail mailed to you for FREE!
According to the DEC, a 128 foot tall basswood within Zoar Valley has been reported to be the tallest basswood in the world.