Humphrey is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York. The town is named after politician Charles Humphrey.
The Town of Humphrey is an interior town in the eastern half of the county, northeast of the City of Salamanca. .
The town was first settled around 1815. Humphrey was established in 1836 from a part of the Town of Allegany.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.6 square miles, of which, 36.6 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it (0.05%) is water.
New York State Route 98 crosses the northwest corner of the town. Humphrey is primarily served by County Roads, namely Routes 18, 19, and 51.
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CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf
The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.
In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.