Introduction to Williamsville, New York
Williamsville, New York, in Erie County, is 2 miles SE of Amherst, New York and 8 miles NE of Buffalo, New York. The village is located in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area. Williamsville has a population of 5,573.
Williamsville was named in honor of one of the region’s early settlers, Jonas Williams. Williams, a miller, built the first mill in the village in 1811. Williamsville was officially incorporated as a village in 1850. During the War of 1812, an American regiment was stationed in Williamsville.
Williamsville and nearby Attractions
- Albright-Knox Art Gallery
- Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
- Millard Fillmore House
- Aquarium of Niagara
- Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Things To Do In Williamsville
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, the Buffalo Museum of Science, the Darwin Martin House State Historic Site, the Millard Fillmore House and the Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site are some of the nearby museums and historical sites. Artpark, Beaver Island State Park and Devils Hole State Park are the local parks. The Aquarium of Niagara is nearby as well.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport is located nearby.
Williamsville Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Buffalo State College, Canisius College and Christ the King Seminary.