Introduction to Jamestown, New York
The earliest European settler of the present day city of Jamestown was James Prendergast. He purchased around 3,500 acres of land in the area of Chautauqua County in 1806. It went on to be incorporated as a village in 1827, and as a city in 1886. There are two theories behind the naming of this community. According to one, it was named after its founder, James Prendergast. There are some people who believe that it was named after Jamestown, VA, however.
Jamestown and nearby Attractions
- Lucy-Desi Museum
- Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
- Fenton History Center
- Busti Grist Mill
- Historical Society Museum
Things To Do In Jamestown
The city hosts interesting local celebrations, like the Luci-Desi Days every summer and the Busti Apple Festival every September.
Erie International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Jamestown Higher Education
Jamestown Community College and Jamestown Business College are the local institutions providing facilities for higher education.