Introduction to Salamanca, New York
Salamanca, New York, in Cattaraugus county, is 51 miles S of Buffalo, New York.
Encompassed by the Town of Salamanca, this city is built on land leased from an Indian reservation. The city was initially called "Bucktooth", which was derived from the name of an early settler. The current name honors an investor in the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad, Don Jo’s de Salamanca, who was also a Spanish marquess. Before the railroads arrived, Salamanca was largely supported by the lumber industry. In 1870, the community was declared a village and was officially incorporated as the City of Salamanca in 1909.
Salamanca and Nearby Attractions
- Salamanca Rail Museum
- Mount Morris Dam
- Kinzua Bridge State Park
- Seneca-Iroquois National Museum
- Arcade & Attica Railroad
- Allegany State Park
Things To Do In Salamanca
Local festivals celebrated in Salamanca include the Winter Funfest, the Falling Leaves Festival, and the Indian Foods Dinner. The Mount Morris Dam, located in the Genesee River gorge, is a popular destination. Salamanca Rail Museum and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are well known museums nearby. Allegany State Park, the largest state park in New York, is also a famous snowmobiling area. Other parks nearby are Letchworth State Park, Evangola State Park, and Lake Erie State Park.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport is a major airport near Salamanca.
Salamanca Higher Education
Saint Bonaventure University, Jamestown Community College, Houghton College, and University of Pittsburgh - Bradford.