Frewsburg, New York

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Frewsburg, New York is a small hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Carroll in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 1,965 at the 2000 census. The postal code is 14738 and the telephone exchange (which extends past Carroll and well into South Valley and Kennedy is 569 (in area code 716).

Frewsburg is located on U.S. Route 62, which forms the main street in the village. While not an incorporated village, Frewsburg does have a population that is larger than many villages in the region and is a significant community in the area, dwarfed only by the City of Jamestown five miles to the northwest, to which Frewsburg could legitimately be described as a retrofitted suburb.

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Geography

Frewsburg is located at 42°3′26″N 79°9′39″W / 42.05722°N 79.16083°W / 42.05722; -79.16083 (42.057220, -79.160898)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km²), all land.

The Conewango Creek flows past the west side of the village.

U.S. Route 62 passes through Frewsburg (Main Street). County Routes 34 and 55 meet US 62 on the east side of town. New York State Route 60 has its southern terminus a few miles west of Frewsburg.

History

Frewsburg is named after the Frews - Hugh and Mary Frew, who were supposedly the first European family to settle in this area in 1807. The location of their first house is commemorated by a historic marker on Main Street in Frewsburg. The Frew House is privately owned and still used as a residence, having been divided into two units.

Past residents of note

Robert H. Jackson (1892–1954): The boyhood home of this future lawyer, New Deal official, U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Supreme Court justice and chief prosecutor at Nuremberg of Nazi war criminals following World War II is located on the main street in Frewsburg. It is marked with a plaque in his honor. Frewsburg's Robert H. Jackson elementary school is located a few blocks away. Justice Jackson is buried in Frewsburg's Maple Grove cemetery. The Robert H. Jackson Center, devoted to education and events that further his illustrious legacy, is located in nearby Jamestown.

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