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

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.

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.

Heart of Franklinville

Offering antiques and garden statuary, country primitives, vintage garden decor and more! A wide variety of fountains, plagues, animals, angels, and funny faces.  See website for complete listings.  Also home of Red Brick Mercantile, which offers unique "country style" gifts. 

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