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
If you joined us recently on a bird walk, you know firsthand the beauty of the Eshelman property. Let us continue to explore Eshelman’s many natural treasures as we meander through the fields and woods with naturalist Barb Busack. This guided stroll is bound to please all outdoor enthusiasts.
Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show! There are four categories for entries: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer! This contest is open to all ages.
Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities. Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail. Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun!
Welcome to the NEVER ENDING ALPACA FARM!!! We have had the "alpaca lifestyle" for almost 10 years now. Our animals continue to improve from one generation to the next. We have learned so much by raising our alpacas with a very "hands on" approach. People comment on how friendly our herd is!
Come to these new 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. Hours are everyday from 11am- 7pm, except Thursdays when hours are 2pm-7pm.
Fyre 'N Ice combines two amazing foods- brick oven pizza and homemade cold stone ice cream! Smell the warm aromas as the artisans create a variety of styles before your eyes or create your own masterpiece. Market-fresh ingredients and classic toppings complete the perfect pizza to be enjoyed with family and friends.
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Pumpkinville is host annually to over 150,000 visitors in a 6 week time frame.