Portville, New York

The Town of Portville is located in Cattaraugus County in the southwestern corner of New York State along the Pennyslvania border, locally referred to as the Southern Tier.  Portville is 65 miles south of Buffalo and 90 miles south of Rochester.  Its eastern town line is the border of Allegany County, New York, and its southern town line is the Pennsylvania border. 

The Town of Portville was first settled in 1805 as a result of its flourishing timber industry which to a lesser degree continues today.   The name is derived by the town's early role in shipping lumber and other items down river.

The Town of Portville is 36 square miles.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.0 square miles, of which, 35.6 square miles of it is land and 0.4 square miles of it (1.14%) is water.  Generally speaking, businesses and residences throughout the town have their own wells and septic systems.  Police services are provided by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department.  Fire services are provided by the Portville and Westons Mills Fire Departments with mutual aid being provided by adjacent towns.  The Village of Portville of  1,100 people, which is in the southwest corner of the town, has its own water and sewer system, maintains its own roads and has its own police department.

There are four postal zip codes within the Town of Portville - 14770 which includes around half of the area of the Town and all of the Village, 14788 for Westons Mills, 14760 for Olean postal distribution only, and 14727 for Cuba postal distribution only.

Communities and locations in the Town of Portville

  • Bedford Corners – A hamlet near the east town line on NY Route 305.
  • Carroll – A hamlet in the southeast corner of the town, east of the Allegheny River.
  • Haydenville – A hamlet on the western town line on County Road 92.
  • Lake View Terrace – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town on County Road 79.
  • Main Settlement – A hamlet in the southeast corner of the town on NY Route 417.
  • Mill Grove – a hamlet on the Allegheny River on Route 305 in the southeast corner of the town. It once marked the south extent of the Genesee Valley Canal.
  • Portville – The Village of Portville is a municipal corporation of 430 properties and 1,000 persons located on 2+ squares miles of the Town of Portville in the southeast part of the town on Dodge Creek by the Allegheny River. NY-305 and NY-417 conjoin through the village.
  • Stephens Lake – A small lake north of Weston Mills.
  • Toll Gate Corner – A location in the southeast corner of the town at the junction of Routes 305 and 417.
  • Weston Mills – A hamlet on the north bank of the Allegheny River on Route 417. It was named after the Weston brothers, owners of several businesses.

Upcoming Events

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 10:00am - 11:00pm

Forest Bathing-Moving Meditation at Lillibridge

Saturday, June 25th Program Start Time: 10 am Program Length: 1 hour

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Annual Trail Clearing and Clean Up Gathering at Pfeiffer Nature Center 

Saturday, June 25th, Start Time: 1 pm  Event Length: 2-3 hrs. 

 

Poster for Kids Yoga
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 11:00am - 11:45am

Free Kids Yoga with Jessie Lampack Slattery

Bring a picnic if you'd like and stay to enjoy new friends after yoga.

Ideally for ages 4-12 but everyone is invited! No pre-registration required. 

Text Jessie at 716-378-7720 with any questions.

Places

Myrge Cafe and Coffee House in Portville, NY

Myrge Cafe & Coffee House is a perfect blend of specialty coffee choices as well as a full dine in menu.  A drive thru makes getting a good meal even more convenient!  Try one of their delicious, 3-egg omelets or homemade pie. Fridays are seafood night with Fish Fry, Broiled Fish, Seafood Platter Dinner, Shrimp Dinner or Scallop Dinner. 

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A local favorite for over 30 years! Great food, customer service, and a fair price is what it's all about! Locals vote Pizzaland's steak subs as the best around, and they're famous for their breaded chicken wings!

Hours:

Daily
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Portville Books and Collectibles

Come to these quaint small book store for all your reading needs.  Owner, Jean, does what she can to have a wide variety in stock or goes the extra mile by helping people locate what they are looking for!  Complete selection of books, doll from around the World, and other collectibles.   Hours are Mon - Sat: 11am - 7pm, except Thurs and Sun: 12pm - 7pm. 

Travel Guide

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It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County.

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Home to the Largest New York State Park

The Largest New York State Park is Allegany State Park which is the 3rd largest in the nation with 65,000 acres (97 square miles) and lots of trails. Allegany State Park has over 35 miles of Cross Country skiing trails, 18 hiking trails and 5.6 miles of paved multi-use trails (horseback riding, snowmobiling and more) around Red House Lake area. 3 campground areas with over 375 cabins.

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