Conewango, New York

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Conewango is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,732 at the 2000 census. The town is named after a creek which flows through the town.

The Town of Conewango is on the west border of the county and is northeast of Jamestown, New York.



The name is supposed to mean "walking slowly" in the native language, related to the slow-moving creek. The town was first settled around 1816. The Town of Conewango was established in 1823 from a part of the Town of Little Valley. In 1826, part of Conewango was used to form the Town of Randolph, and another part was used in 1832 to make the Town of Leon.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.7 km²), of which, 36.2 square miles (93.7 km²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

The west town line is the border of Chautauqua County.

Conewango Creek flows through the town.

US Route 62 and New York State Route 241 pass through the town. New York State Route 394 crosses the southeast corner.

Adjacent towns and areas

The Town of Ellington in Chautauqua County is to the west. The Town of Randolph is to the south and the Town of Leon is to the north. The east border is formed with the Town of Napoli.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,732 people, 509 households, and 403 families residing in the town. The population density was 47.9 people per square mile (18.5/km²). There were 602 housing units at an average density of 16.7/sq mi (6.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.09% White, 0.17% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

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