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Ischua (pronounced ISH-way) is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York. The Town of Ischua is on the eastern border of the county, north of Olean, New York.

The town was first settled around 1808 by the current community of Ischua. The Town of Ischua was made in 1846 from a division of the Town of Hinsdale. There was previously another "Town of Ischua" in the county, which has now been succeeded by the Town of Franklinville. When first formed, the present Ischua was known as the "Town of Rice."  The town had its own post office (zip code 14746) until the early 1990s, when it was merged with Hinsdale's.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.4 square miles, of which, 32.4 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it (0.06%) is water.

The east town line is the border of Allegany County, New York.

The Ischua Creek flows through the town.

New York State Route 16 is a major north-south highway in the town, and it parallels Ischua Creek through most of the town.

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Places in Ischua

Bowling alley in Ischua, NY.
Some of the biggest daily bingo payouts in Western New York!
Campground Adventures, your premier glamping and camping destination in Western New York! Located on the banks of Ischua Creek, situated within Enchanted Mountains, nestled between Allegany State Park and Letchworth State Park.

Free Fishing Day in NY!

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!