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

Photo from past WNY Maple Festival in Franklinville, NY
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 7:30am - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 4:00pm

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

Woods at Bear Creek Spring Dice Run 2019
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 10:00am - 10:00pm

The Bear Run ATV Park, at the Woods at Bear Creek, will be hosting their first Spring Dice Run of the season on May 4th.  It's the perfect time of year to get muddy and get the ATV out of the garage to ride on the 13 miles of trails on location at Woods at Bear Creek. 

Miner's Cabin in Franklinville Victorian Tea
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ischua Valley Historical Society will host a Victorian Tea on Sunday May 20th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Miner’s Cabin on 9 Pine Street in Franklinville, New York.  The cost is $20 and since seating is limited, reservations and payment  are due by May 10th.  Please call (716) 353-2355 for reserv

Places

Photo of Miner's Cabin

This three story edifice of Queen Anne design was built by Tom Corsett and R. A. Crosby for Simeon Robbins in 1895 at a cost of $7,000. Mr. Robbins had made several trips to the Klondike, discovered a paying mine, and with proceeds of its sale built the Miner's Cabin - so called because of his success in the gold fields.

Photo of Frankeez

Typical locally owned ice cream and fast food joint. Generous portion sizes and fair prices.

 

Hours:

Sunday - Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Fun at Camp Emerald Acres

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.

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Travel Guide

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