Leon, New York

Leon is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York.  The name is derived from the former Kingdom of León in Spain, though it is pronounced like the American first name, "Lee-on".  The Town of Leon is on the western border of the county, northwest of the City of Salamanca.  The west town line is the border of Chautauqua County, New York.

The town was first settled around 1819. The Town of Leon was founded in 1832 from a part of the Town of Conewango.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.3 square miles, of which, 36.3 square miles of it is land and 0.03% is water.  The area is 23,023 acres. 

The Conewango Creek crosses the northwest part of the town, and Mud Creek flows through the south part of the town.  The surface in many parts of the town is broken by moderate hills, but in the northwest and along the western border is level and of a marshy nature. Much of the land here is subject to overflow, and is not valuable for farming purposes.

US Route 62 is a major north-south highway through the western part of the town.

The town of Leon, New York is known for having a large community of Old Order Amish.

Upcoming Events

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Leon celebrates its Bicentennial in 2018! Join in the celebration by attending Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic at the Leon Fire Hall on Saturday August 18, 2018.

Bring a dish to pass, your lawn chair and get ready for fun at this small town country picnic in Leon in the Amish Country of Cattaraugus County.  It's the 76th Anniversary of the Leon Fire Company #1!  

Handmade Baskets
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Try a NEW learning Experience!  Learn a new craft at one of the Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Events.  Both English and Amish teachers share their world and skills with you at these events.  Please come for the day and enjoy seeing and learning how things are done in the Amish and the Modern world.  Learn how to make a basket; applique; or sew a hanging, pie carrie

Leon's Christmas 2017
Sun, 12/09/2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Leon Historical Society presents the 22nd annual Christmas Program at the Historical Church at the four corners in Leon.  See the members of the Historical Society dressed in Victorian attire and you are encouraged to wear your Victorian dress as well!

Places

Photo of Leon Historical Society Museum

The museum is located in the heart of Amish country. There you can see artifacts from Leon's history dating back to the early 1800's, which include Civil War items, photos, farm equipment, clothing and more.

One of the cabins at Aim High Outdoor Adventures

Aim High has deluxe modern cabins located on 120 private acres, amidst the peace, beauty and tranquility of the rolling hills of Western New York.

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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