Introduction to West Seneca, New York
West Seneca, New York, in Erie county, is 3 miles SW of Cheektowaga, New York and 4 miles SE of Buffalo, New York. The town is included in the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 45,943 people lived in West Seneca.
West Seneca History
The area now known as West Seneca was not open to European settlement until the mid 19th century, because the town was situated on the land of the former Buffalo Creek Reservation. The community was formed in the year 1851, from parts of Hamburg and Cheektowaga. Since there was already another town named Seneca, this area was named West Seneca in 1852. A part of West Seneca split in 1909 to form the city of Lackawanna.
West Seneca and nearby Attractions
- Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
- Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
- Albright-Knox Art Gallery
- Buffalo Museum of Science
- Buffalo Creek
- Buffalo Zoo
Things To Do In West Seneca
The Millard Fillmore House, Darwin Martin House State Historic Site and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site are all popular local sites providing education and recreation to the people of West Seneca. The Buffalo Museum of Science, CEPA Gallery, Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society and Pedaling History Bicycle Museum showcase some interesting exhibits.
West Seneca Transportation
Air transportation is available from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
West Seneca Higher Education
Erie Community College-South Campus, Canisius College, Erie Community College-North Campus and D'youville College are all nearby.