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

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.

Endless in August Book
Sat, 12/12/2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Taylor Kickbush is the author of the highly rated novel, "Endless in August," which released in July 2020. She is a 2013 alum of Gowanda High School and a 2017 alum of St. Bonaventure University. "Endless in August" was named a number one new release in its e-book category on Amazon, is rated 4.9-5 stars on all book platforms, and is available in most online retailers that sell books.

Places

Photo of display at Hot Papas

Authentic Hot Gourmet Products from Around the World.  Habanero Pepper Products a Specialty.

A variety of spicy hot peppers, sauces, jalapeno pickels and other spicy condiments.

Open Thursday, Friday 10:30am - 4:30pm and Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm. 

alpacas

They are a small, family friendly farm in Cattaraugus County, NY. They have been involved in the farming industry for several years, doing everything from working on the farm- milking cows, raising beef cows, swine, or chickens. After they got married and bought their house with a barn and some land they had some research to do to figure out how they were going to fill it.

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.

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

Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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