Introduction to Lackawanna, New York
Lackawanna, New York, in Erie county, is 5 miles SE of Buffalo, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan area with. Lackawanna contains a population of approximately 19,064.
This area was originally a part of the Buffalo Creek Reservation and not was open to settlement. However, Seneca Indians sold the land in 1842. The Town of Seneca was formed in 1851, and was renamed West Seneca in 1852. In 1909, the present day city of Lackawanna separated from West Seneca to form an independent city. Its name is derived from the Lackawanna River.
Lackawanna and nearby Attractions
- Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica
- Steel Plant Museum
- South Park Golf Course and Pond
- Ron Jaworski Stadium
- Jeffrey Taggart Memorial Park
- Okell Playground
Things To Do In Lackawanna
The City of Lackawanna is home to Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica. The monument is exquisitely decorated with beautiful sights and symbols of religious significance. Its Great Dome is a magnificent piece of art depicting an angelic host carrying Mary towards heaven to meet the Holy Trinity. Lackawanna’s beaches are popular recreation areas and have facilities for a host of activities.
Buffalo Niagara International is the nearest major airport.
Lackawanna Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at SUNY at Buffalo, Erie Community College, D'youville College and Canisius College