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
Kathryn A. Hatch
Franklinville, NY 14737
Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. & Fri. 8:30 AM-12:30 PM & 1:30-4 PM 676-3077 Opt. 1 (B)
From Cattaraugus County Directory, dated April 1, 2019
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).
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.