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.
Being held at Weeden Park in 2019, Randolph’s 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 15th! The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping! Over 80 vendors will be participating! Selling hand made arts and crafts!
Some featured events are:
Get your walking/running shoes warmed up, the third annual Randolph Toymaker 5K is coming Saturday, July 27th. This FUN Fundraiser starts and ends at Weeden Park with a straight out and back down Weeden Road.
Thank our area veterans by coming out and participating in Randolph's 4th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Day! All veterans (in Randolph or outside the community) are invited to march in the parade: line-up begins at 10:00 a.m. in the R&M Restaurant parking lot.
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.
Raising suri alpacas. In addition to production and show quality livestock, they sell raw fleeces as well as rovings and handspun yarn. Suri fleeces are available in white, palomino, maroon and copper fawn. Huacaya alpaca roving available in white, black, brown, fawn and rose gray.
Randolph Fire Company has conference/reception/meeting capacity of 200. This room has wireless access. There is a fully equipped kitchen for catering and the parking lot accommodates 100 cars. There is limited lodging one block away, and more available in Salamanca which is a 10 minute ride.
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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.