Franklinville, New York

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.

Upcoming Events

Maple Festival Schedule
Sat, 04/29/2023 - 10:00am - Sun, 04/30/2023 - 4:00pm
WNY Maple Festivals's annual event is Saturday 4/29 and Sunday 4/30. Many changes and enhancements have been made to ensure a great time is had by all!
Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities!
The festival is expanding to include Park Square. The park will be filled with wineries, breweries, distilleries, and farm market vendors. The Franklinville Fire Department is also bringing back the car show at the Fireman's Field (rain date Memorial Day Weekend).

Places

entrance to Triple R

Triple R Camping Resort proudly provides you with Rest, Relaxation and Recreation!

All sites have water, electric, sewer, Cable TV & Free WiFi. 30 & 50-amp service available. Large sites, each with picnic table and fire ring.  Gravel parking pads as well as concrete parking pad and patio. Tent sites and cabin rentals available with new deluxe cabins.

Photo of a room at Ruth Howe-Prescott House

In Cadiz, New York, a mile from Franklinville, there is a salt-box house which was built between 1816 - 1819. Mr. E.S. Wright, the owner, put it up for sale and Mrs. Prescott, whose property adjoined the land, bought it in order to prevent undesirable occupants from moving there.

Photo of a golfer at Ischua Valley Country Club

Ischua Valley Country Club is a very unique course.  Although they are a 9 hole course there are 2 different sets of tees at each hole.  This allows you to play 18 holes with the front 9 and the back 9 holes having different pars and different yardage.

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