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.

Places

Photo of Case Lake

Case Lake is a great small lake to go fishing or paddling!

Fishing

Fish for Trout, Largemouth Bass or Panfish open all year. This another great place to go Ice Fishing.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Great place to fish from your kayak or canoe or get some exercise and practice paddling!

Launch type

Hand launch on Grass / Gravel

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 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.

Videos

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It'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

Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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