Cattaraugus, New York

Cattaraugus is a village in the Town of New Albion in Cattaraugus County, New York.

The Village of Cattaraugus was incorporated in 1882. Its name derives from Cattaraugus Creek.

The first clearing of ground in the village was made by Horace Snyder to establish his potash production. The village developed most after the arrival of the Erie Railroad in 1851.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles, all of it land.

NY Route 353 and the South Branch of Cattaraugus Creek pass through the village.

The Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School is the largest employer in the village. Industry is a significant portion of the Cattaraugus economy, and two factories (one for the Chester-Jensen company and the other for lollipop stick manufacturer Setterstix) are located in the village. Outside of that, Cattaraugus's economy mostly capitalizes on its location far away from most major municipalities (the nearest city of more than 10,000 is more than 20 miles away in any direction). The only national franchise in Cattaraugus is a Dollar General, which opened in 2010.

Upcoming Events

Poster: The Rusty Rooster presents The Barn Show 2018
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Barn Show Crew and The Rusty Rooster invite you to see their latest seasonal creations!  The Barn Show involves six talented women who create hand crafted items and bring them together for sale at "The Rusty Rooster" nestled  in the hills of Cattaraugus/Otto, NY.

Places

fabrics

This shop offers a wide array of fabrics (hand dyed and manufactured) for quilting, books, patterns and notions. 

Quilt kits, fat quarter sets, charm packs, strip sets and so much more.

Open Friday and Saturday 10am - 4pm.  Other days by appointment only.

Library

Free wi-fi, public computers, fax and copier service.

Hours:

Monday 2pm-6pm

Tuesday 10am-8pm

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 2pm-6pm

Friday 2-6pm

Saturday 10am-2pm

Sunday CLOSED

Very nice gift shop with a wide array of books, candles and faith-based gifts.

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!!

View the visitor's guide online

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Largest Covered Aviaries in the World

2 of the largest covered aviaries in the world and a waterfowl preserve are located at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary with over 300 geese, ducks and swans even having the endangered NeNe geese.

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