Ashford Historical Society Museum

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The Ashford Historical Society Museum is full of memorabilia from the Ashford, West Valley and surrounding areas. Items date back as far as 1850. You can view photos, read about the railways that were prominent and look at clothing from that era. You can find genealogical information from that area as well.

Open by appointment only.

Front of Ashford Historical Society MuseumOld tools

Old Army JacketOld clothes Old scale, signs, books and more

Photo of Ashford Historical Society Museum (inside)
Ashford Historical Society Museum
5380 School Street
West Valley, NY 14171
United States
Phone: 716-481-5254 or 716-462-1372
42° 24' 19.2456" N, 78° 36' 39.4632" W

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Unknown
  • Parking: Yes
  • RV Parking: No
  • Bus Parking: No
  • Pets Allowed: Unknown
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Unknown
  • Internet Access: Unknown
  • Conference / Meeting / Banquet: Unknown
  • Playground: Unknown
  • Indoor Pool: Unknown
  • Outdoor Pool: Unknown
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  • Equestrian Trail Access: Unknown
  • Bicycle Trail Access: Unknown
  • Hiking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Mountain Biking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown

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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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