The town of Freedom, NY is full of farms and woodland. The hamlet of Sandusky is in the Town of Freedom. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.6 square miles, of which, 40.3 square miles of it is land and 0.3 square miles of it (0.64%) is water.
Short History of Freedom, NY
The first settlers in Freedom arrived around 1811. The Town of Freedom, was formed from Ischua, on April 13, 1820. A part of Yorkshire was taken off in 1844. It is the N.E corner town of the county. Its surface is a rolling or moderately hilly upland. Clear Creek and the south branch of Cattaraugus Creek are the principal streams. Beaver Lake is in the south part, Fish Lake, in the east, and Scum and Laws Lakes are small ponds in the center. There are several quarries of good building stone found in different parts of town. Read more history on Freedom, NY on HistoricPath.com
The Town of Freedom is in the northeast corner of the Cattaraugus County. The north town line is the border of Wyoming County and the east town line is the border of Allegany County.
New York State Route 98 is a major north-south highway through the town, and New York State Route 243 begins at the southeast town line.
Facts About Freedom, NY
The Last Veteran of the American Revolution lived in Freedom, NY and was buried in the Sandusky Cemetery (Source: HistoricPath.com).
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Places in Freedom
The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing day on February 17-18, June 29-30, September 28, and November 11th. There’s no fishing license required on those days for the fresh or marine waters of New York State, making it the opportune time for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the day. We especially encourage those with more experience to bring along the young people in your life to show them the value of patience, the anticipation of the bite and the exhilaration of the catch!
Take a gander at the Enchanted Mountains Visitors' Map (Cattaraugus County).