Chautauqua County
New York

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County Information
Its name is a contraction of a Seneca Indian word meaning "where the fish was taken out."
It is located south of Lake Erie and includes a small portion of the Cattaraugus Reservation of the Seneca.
Most of Chautauqua County was held by the Erie people prior to the Beaver Wars in the 1650s.
 The Seneca Nation conquered the territory during the Beaver Wars and held it through the next century until siding with the British crown against the American revolutionaries in the American Revolutionary War.

County Seat: Mayville
Year Organized: 1808
Square Miles: 1,062

Courthouse Info:

3 North Erie Street
Gerace Office Building
Mayville, NY 14757-1028

 Dunkirk ~ Jamestown

Arkwright ~ Busti ~ Carroll ~ Charlotte ~ Chautauqua ~ Cherry Creek ~ Clymer ~ Dunkirk ~ Ellery ~ Ellicott ~
Ellington ~ French Creek ~ Gerry ~ Hanover ~ Harmony ~ Kiantone ~ Mina ~ North Harmony ~ Poland ~
Pomfret ~ Portland ~ Ripley ~ Sheridan ~ Sherman ~ Stockton ~ Villenova ~ Westfield

Bemus Point ~ Brocton ~ Cassadaga ~ Celoron ~ Cherry Creek ~ Falconer ~ Fredonia ~ Lakewood
~ Mayville (county seat) ~ Panama ~ Sherman ~ Silver Creek ~ Sinclairville ~ Westfield

Other Hamlets
 Ashville ~ Findley Lake ~ Forestville ~ Hamlet ~ Irving ~ Laona ~ Lily Dale ~ Maple Springs

Indian reservation
 Cattaraugus Reservation

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Website Updates:
June 2017:  obits for ARNOLD, TOURGEE, FENTON.  Gossip news for BENTLY.  Crimes news for KENT.  Train Wreck story
Aug 2016: bio for HADLEY


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