Town of Caneadea

CANEADEA (1808):  Caneadea is an Indian word meaning, “where the sun rests on the hills.” The hamlet of Oramel is named after Oramel Griffin, an early settler.  Also in the Town of Caneadea is the hamlet of Houghton, home of Houghton College.  Named after Willard J. Houghton.  Formed from Angelica March 11, 1808.
Caneadea is a small town located in Allegany County of Western New York State. It is a rural area, with hills and valleys and woodlands. A very popular hunting and fishing area.  
Caneadea is a unique township, as there are 3 hamlets residing inside. Each has their own personality and yet blending into a perfect union. Houghton to the north end is the site of the famous Houghton University, Caneadea, in the center, is the home of the town ship governing offices and Oramel on the south end has a very active Volunteer Fire Dept to protect us.
This website is being sponsored by the Caneadea Booster, Inc., a group organized for the betterment of the town and to encourage visitors to our community.  


Town of CaneadeaVillage of Caneadea, 1856

Map of Town of Caneadea, N.Y.

The map above is from the 2004 edition roadmaps published by the Allegany County Department of Public Works.
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Caneadea 1856

The map above shows Caneadea in 1856. It was part of a larger map of Allegany County, published in 1856 by Gillette, Matthews, & Co. Larger version of 1856 Caneadea map.



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