Hinsdale, New York

Hinsdale is a town at the eastern border of Cattaraugus County, New York. The town was named after another location: Hinsdale, New Hampshire.

Hinsdale was found by Indians back in the late 18th century. Today it is not uncommon to find archeologists scouring the land in search of Native American relics.

A settler named Zachariah Noble found Hinsdale in the early 19th century.  So in the year of 1820, Hinsdale was formed from the Town of Olean. It was named for Hinsdale, New Hampshire.  The Town of Ischua was made in 1846 from part of Hinsdale.

Around 1840, a developer attempted to make a larger community out of Hinsdale village and Scotts Corners, but nothing ever came of the scheme. In 1860, Hinsdale contained 2 churches and several mills and manufacturing establishments. Its population was 255. It was a canal village and a station on the NY and Erie Railroad. Scotts Corner, in the north part, contained a church and 13 houses.

Maplehurst and Haskell Flatts are also part of Hinsdale.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.8 square miles, of which, 38.8 square miles of it is land and 0.03% is water.  Its surface is hilly and broken upland. The hills are 500-600 feet above the valleys. Reservoir Lake is a small body of water near the southeast corner. Ischua and Oil Creeks form a junction near the center, and the united stream then takes the name of Olean Creek, flowing south through town.

The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) passes across the town. New York State Route 16 is a major trunk road in the town and partially follows the same path as the Exprssway  The eastern town line is the border of Allegany County, New York.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Airplanes at STARS show
Sat, 05/21/2022 - 1:00pm - Sun, 05/22/2022 - 5:00pm

S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) is hosting their 1st Annual Helicopter Spring Fling event, May 21st-22nd. STARS is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft.  All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY. 

Amateur 3D Contest will be help Saturday at 1:00pm. 

2018 STARS Fun Fly
Sat, 07/09/2022 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/10/2022 - 3:00pm

See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club's flying field.  STARS is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft.  All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY. 

Rt. 16 Yard Sales 2020
Sat, 09/17/2022 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 5:00pm

Looking for that special bargain?  Antiques, lawn, garden and household, produce and many more low cost items will be available at hundreds of garage sales throughout the day. 

Places

bluebereries

Blueberries don't just taste amazing, their also good for you!

This farm prides itself on the fact that they use little or no pesticides on their berries.

Travel Guide

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

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According to the DEC, a 128 foot tall basswood within Zoar Valley has been reported to be the tallest basswood in the world.

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