Introduction to Olean, New York
The present day City of Olean was first settled in in 1765. It was named after Olean Shephard, the first white child born in the area. The post office was originally named Olean Point. In 1823, the name was simplified to Olean. It was incorporated as a city in 1854. Petroleum was found in the area in the 1820s. The discovery of oil in 1874 played a significant role in the development of the city.
Olean and nearby Attractions
- Rock City Park
- Bartlett House Museum
- Eldred World War II Museum
- Cattaraugus County Memorial Museum
- Allegany State Park
- Seneca-Iroquois National Museum
Things To Do In Olean
While staying in Olean, leisure hours can be spent at the War Veterans Park, Oak Hill Park, Forness Park, Bradher Ball Park, Boardman Park, and Franchot Field. The city is also home to the renowned Rock City Park. You can also visit the Cattaraugus County Memorial Museum, Fannie E. Bartlett and Olean Point Museum, and Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. Apart from these, the City of Olean organizes several recreational events and special festivals throughout the year.
Bradford Regional Airport is nearby.
Olean Higher Education
Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus County, the Continental School of Beauty Culture and the Olean Business Institute are some of the local colleges.