Introduction to Fredonia, New York
Fredonia, New York, in Chautauqua county, is 38 miles SW of Buffalo, New York. The village is located in the Jamestown metropolitan area. Fredonia has a population of 10,706.
The present-day Village of Fredonia was originally inhabited by Mound Builder, Erie, Iroquoi and Seneca Native Americans, and was known as Canadaway. Robert Morris purchased the land and sold it to the Holland Land Company in 1791. The first European settlers of the area arrived in the early 1800s. William Hart dug a gas well in the village in 1821 and the Fredonia Gas Light Company was established in 1858, becoming the first natural gas company of United States. The village was incorporated in 1829.
Fredonia and nearby Attractions
- D.R. Barker Historic Museum
- Dunkirk Historical Museum
- Lake Erie State Park
- Lucile M Wright Air Museum
- Lincoln Bedell Statue Park
- Evangola State Park
Things To Do In Fredonia
During you stay in Fredonia, you can visit the Barker Darwin R. Museum and the Dunkirk Historical Museum to explore the area’s history and culture. You can also visit the Evangola State Park and Lincoln Bedell Statue Park. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Sugar Hill Golf Course. Apart from these, the village of Fredonia also organizes a number of recreational activities and events throughout the year such as the Victorian Dazzle and the Red, White and Blues Festival.
Air transportation is available from Buffalo International Airport.
Fredonia Higher Education
SUNY College at Fredonia is the local college. Jamestown Community College, D'youville College and Saint Bonaventure University also offer higher educational facilities.