Machias, New York

Machias is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York. 

The Town of Machias is an interior town in the northeast quadrant of the county. It is northeast of the city of Salamanca.

The Town of Machias was first settled around 1813 and was established in 1827 from the Town of Yorkshire. In 1847, Machias was increased by additional territory from the Town of Yorkshire.  Machias received its name from Maine settlers.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.1 square miles, of which, 40.6 square miles of it is land and 0.5 square miles of it (1.24%) is water.

New York State Route 16 intersects New York State Route 242 at Machias village.

Ischua Creek flows past the south part of Machias village.

A popular stop in Machias is Lime Lake.

Upcoming Events

Cattaraugus County Museum side view
Thu, 06/08/2023 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series kicks off the 2023 season on June 8th!  Laura Fitzgerald will host a presentation about Cemetery Symbolism. 

2020 Summer at the Stone House Dave Ruch
Thu, 06/22/2023 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on June 22nd with David Ruch.The musician/performer will be presenting on the "Music of the Erie Canal." He is known for using music to teach core curriculum and inspir

Cattaraugus County Museum side view
Thu, 07/13/2023 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 13th with Amanda R. Woomer! She will be doing a presentation on the "Haunted WNY Volume 3."


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