Randolph, New York

Randolph is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York.  The town was named after Randolph, Vermont.

The Town of Randolph contains a village called Randolph. The town also contains part of the Village of East Randolph, which is also partially located in the Town of Conewango.

The Town of Randolph sits on the vast tracts of land which were originally owned by the Holland Land Company. The region was first settled around 1820. The first settler was Edmund Fuller, who arrived from Oneida County in 1820 and built a log cabin. On March 7, 1826, citizens assembled for their first annual meeting to select the town supervisor and other officials. In 1847, the town was divided to form the Town of South Valley.

In 1867, the Village of Randolph was incorporated, setting itself off from the town. In 2010, the citizens of Randolph voted to dissolve the incorporation, and the village will revert to being a hamlet in the town, effective 2011.

In 1881, the Village of East Randolph was incorporated, setting itself off from the town. In 2010, the citizens of East Randolph voted to dissolve the incorporation, and the village will revert to being a hamlet within the town with part of the former village becoming once again part of the Town of Conewango, effective 2011.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.3 square miles, of which, 36.2 square miles  of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it (0.39%) is water.

Communities and locations in the Town of Randolph

·        Battle Creek – A stream flowing through the center of the town.

·        Bowen – A hamlet on County Road 8 in the central part of the town.

·        Carr Corners – A hamlet in the southeast corner of the town.

·        East Randolph – The Village of East Randolph is partly in the town.

·        Little Conewango Creek – A stream in the northeast part of the town.

·        Randolph – The Village of Randolph, the first place settled, is in the northeast corner of the town at a junction of NY Routes 394 and 241.

·        Vollentine – A hamlet in the southwest part of the town, south of Bowen.

Upcoming Events

Amish Country
Sat, 09/26/2020 - 8:00am - 10:00am

1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon set in the peaceful, rolling hills of Amish County in Randolph, NY.

ACRF Athlete Guide 2019

Did we mention that this course is hilly??  Train for the hills.  The course is on paved roads the entire way.  No cut off times!

2019 Randolph Country Christmas
Fri, 11/27/2020 - 7:00pm - Sat, 11/28/2020 - 5:00pm

Randolph’s Country Christmas Weekend is an annual event that typically takes place during the first full weekend of December. However, this year will be Thanksgiving weekend! A weekend full of tradition and Christmas surprises.

Places

Vern's Place, Randolph, NY

The smell of fresh baked muffins, sizzling french toast and crackling bacon is enough to get just about anyone out of bed!  Vern's Place offers home-cooked meals and big cups of coffee for breakfast through lunch.

Photo of Simply Natural Alpaca Gift Shop

Have you enjoyed the warmth, softness and comfort of alpaca yet?  You don't know what you are missing!  Alpaca wicks moisture away from your body and is hypoallergenic.  This shop carries a large variety of socks, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, sweaters, yarn, nesting ornaments and much, much more.

Chicken Tenders from Big John

Serving lunch and dinner, they are known most for their pizza and wings but also offer a range of other options including subs, salads and burgers.

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Clare Mark is the highest elevation in Cattaraugus County

The highest point in Cattaraugus County is Clare Mark, at 2,430 feet.  This mount, in the Town of Allegany off Chipmunk Road, is privately owned, and does not have public access for hiking.  Nearby attractions are Rock City Park and Allegany State Park.

 

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