Introduction to Cheektowaga, New York
Cheektowaga, New York, in Erie county, is 6 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The town is considered part of the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan area. Cheektowaga has a population of 79,988.
The name of the town is derived from an Erie-Seneca Indian word, "Ji-ik-do-wah-gah," which means "place of the crabapple tree." The southern portion of the Cheektowaga was a part of the Buffalo Creek Reservation. The earliest European settler in the area was Appollos Hitchcock, who built his home here in 1808. Cheektowaga was officially established in March of 1839.
Cheektowaga and nearby Attractions
- Delaware Park
- Grover Cleveland Golf Course
- Westwood Country Club
- Elcott Creek Park
- CEPA Gallery
- Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
Things To Do In Cheektowaga
The nearby conservation area offers wonderful opportunities to spend time in pristine wilderness. A number of parks dot the town and provide a diverse array of opportunities for rest and recreation. Those interested in learning more about the area can visit any of the several nearby museums.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport is nearby.
Cheektowaga Higher Education
Erie Community College, Canisius College, SUNY College and D'youville College provide facilities for higher studies.