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Westfield Village

Chautauqua County, New York

Photo: Ward House, ca. 1860s, 118 West Main Street, Westfield, NY. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Photographed by User: Pubdog (own work), 2012, [cc-by-1.0 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed July, 2013.

Westfield Village Photo

Westfield Village Hall is located at 23 Elm Street, Westfield NY 14727;


Beginnings [1]

Westfield, located on Chautauqua Creek about 2 miles from Lake Chautauqua, was incorporated April 19, 1833. In 1860 it contained 4 churches, 2 banks, a newspaper, the Westfield Academy, a farm-tools manufacturer, a hardware factory, a woolen factory, cotton mill, and 3 flour mills. In 1860 it had more than 1,400 inhabitants.

  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