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

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues with a talk on the topic of World War I given by St. Bonaventure history professor and department chair Phillip Payne.

All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public.  They start at 7pm and typically last an hour. 

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues with a program of local and regional folk music performed by Buffalo-based musician Dave Ruch. This is Dave's third summer participating in our series, and he always gives a fantastic program.

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

In the next installment of the Summer at the Stone House series, James Huntington will give a talk on the life of his grandfather, Charles Huntington. Charles may be best known as the creator of the mound builder figures that have been a popular attraction at teh museum for many years, but that is only part of his contribution to local history.


Lil's Pizza

Lil's Deli is known for their delicious pizza, subs, and breakfast! In addition to their dining and take-out, Lil's sells a variety of convenient grocery products.



Sunday - Thursday
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday - Saturday
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Photo of front of Library

Books and audiobooks, periodicals and reference material, DVD's and videos, free high speed internet access.

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Welcome to Something Scrolled Wood Art….

Our wood work has been viewed and sold all over the world, we have built custom frames and furniture, personalized gifts, wood burned landscapes, back plaques for trophy bucks...natural toys for toddlers, rare cutting boards, signs, wine holders and the list goes on....  


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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