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

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Woods at Bear Creek Labor Day Dice Run 2019
Sat, 08/31/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Bear Run ATV Park, at the Woods at Bear Creek, will be hosting a Labor Day Dice Run on Saturday August 31st.  It's the perfect time of year to get muddy and get the ATV out before the warm weather ends and ride on the 13 miles of trails on location at Woods at Bear Creek. 

2019 Fall For Franklinville Festival Photo of Park Square
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:00am - 10:30pm

The Village of Franklinville Events Committee will be hosting the 2nd Annual "Falling for Franklinville Festival" on Saturday September 14th, 2019 with events beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Places

Library

Books and audiobooks, periodicals and reference material, DVD's and videos, free high speed internet access.

Hours

Monday:  9am - 7pm

Tuesday thruThursday:  9am - 6pm

Friday:  9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Sunday:  Closed

 

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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

bowling

Bowling Alley.  Food available.

Videos

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It'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

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

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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