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Arkwright Town

Arkwright Town Hall is located at 9543 Center Road, Fredonia NY 14064; phone: 716-679-4445.

Beginnings [1]

Arkwright was formed from Pomfret and Villenova, April 30, 1829. Arkwright Summit is the tallest in the county, approximately 1,100 ft. above Lake Erie. The first settlement was made by Byron T. Orton, Benjamin Perry, and Augustus Burnham in 1807. The first church (Baptist) was organized by Elder Thomas Grennel in 1820.

  1. French, J.H., Gazetteer of the State of New York: Embracing a Comprehensive View of the geography, Geology, and General History of the State ..., Ira J. Friedman Inc., Port Washington, NY 1860
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