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TOWN OF Franklinville
from L.H. Everts, 1879, History of Cattaraugus
This is an interior town lying northeast of the centre of
the county, and is embraced within the limits of township four in the
fifth range, and three tiers of lots on west side of township four in
the fourth range; and is bounded on the north
by the towns of Machias and Farmersville, on the east by
Lyndon, and south by Humphrey and Ischua, with Ellicottville on the
west. It is watered by Ischua Creek, which flows southerly through the
eastern part of the town, Great Valley
Creek passing through the northwest corner, and by the
branches of Forks Creek (named Morgan Hollow and Sugartown Creeks),
which take their rise in the centre and western part and flow southerly
into Great Valley. From the northeast corner
of the town broad flats extend down Ischua Creek to
below Cadiz, from whence to the south boundary the valley is much
narrower, and is bordered by hills, which rise to heights varying from
three hundred to five hundred feet. The surface
of the western part is undulating and hilly, traversed
by narrow valleys along the Morgan Hollow, Sugartown, and Great Valley
Creeks, the last named crossing the northwest corner of the town.
It contains 31,008 acres, of which 20,198 are improved, and has a population of 1654, according to the census of 1875.
PO Box 166
Franklinville, NY 14737
Andrea L. Stanbro
Franklinville, NY 14737
Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. & Fri. 8:30 AM-12:30 PM & 1:30-4 PM 716-676-3077 Opt. 1 (B)
A group of Cattaraugus GenWeb volunteers transcribed all the biographies from the 1893 Historical Gazetteer
and we have them here on-line. Rather than just having an index of
names, you can now read the actual biography.
When the page opens, you will see a list of all the
towns on the left hand side of the page. Just click on the town you want
(Franklinville, or any other).
Link to Historical Photos of Franklinville contributed by Laura Greene and Judith Quinn.
Joan C Wilson of Franklinville, a past Historian for
Franklinville, contributed many records and historical stories that to
my knowlege exist nowhere else on the web. She created the orginal "Town
of Franklinville" page for this web site.
Even though we are trying to standardize the format and
layout of the "Town" pages for ease of updating, and to be compliant
with current web standards, we have chosen to keep her contribution
virtually intact and will try to keep it's
look the same. Her work contains a wealth of information
and I encourage you to visit it though this link. Joie Wilson's Franklinville.