SPECIAL NOTICE: The ACHS office & Research Center has re-opened from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. on Tuesdays & Thursdays or by appointment-- at our new location, 11 East Greenwood Street; Andover NY 14895. Keep watch for our new Museum later this year.....for now, our second floor office is ready to Welcome You!!
On this page below you will find our latest website changes and releases. Check daily!
- "About Us" - Our Staff & Hours (ACHS) -- ACHS Constitution & By-Laws --- ACHS Membership Application (rev.1-2-16)
Recently Added NEWSLETTERS from around the county....
Ø Allegany County Historical Society-NEWSLETTER PAGE
Most Recently Published Items........ and catalog list of hundreds of "articles" published on this website.... just click the item and it will appear!
(Click on text for pop-up with additional information.
- First Independence Town Meeting in 1821 is recalled
- Obituaries: Ethel Clair Kemp (1895-1950); Mary Kemp (1890-1915); Herman Lehman (1882-1974); Roxie Hann Swain (1858-1942)
- Historical Roadside Sign to be Unveiled!! Allegany's Oldest, Cole-Dike Cemetery (1798)
- HISTORY PRESERVATION ROUNDTABLE OF ALLEGANY COUNTY PRESENTS: "LOCAL HISTORY AWARENESS WEEK IN ALLEGANY COUNTY"
- Cutbacks and/or improvements on the Erie Railroad--two articles, two interpretations (1904)
- Andover gets a new post office (1913)
- Peet, Bassett purchase the Whitesville News (1913)
- Cuba Lake: Debate about its outlets (1904)
- Henry S. Norton (1815-1904) - a county pioneer
- Allegany County's first murder among settlers, in 1803
- Andover Free Library opens in 1913 (includes library history)
- Bakers Bridge Biennial Trash & Treasures Sale is Saturday, August 20
- Oil Skirmish on the Reese farm in Scio in 1904
- Obituary for former U.S. Congressman David P. Richardson, of Angelica, who died in 1904.
- Bulk-tainers of Andover NY
- Old Building at 25 Main Street, Andover, Torn Down - A little history of the building.
- CROQUET DRAMA IS LATE ADDITION TO 2016 HERITAGE DAYS PROGRAM
- Richburg-Wirt Historical Society Meeting & Program August 1st .......more
- Tough As A Boiled Owl -- The Civil War Correspondence of John Morris Stickle by Susan W. Greene (Research-Allegany County Bookshelf)
- Angelica Heritage Days, August 6, 7
- Obituaries: Harry Enos (Nile, b.1805, d.1904); John Doran (Andover, d.1913); Clara M. Wood, (b.1872 in Independence, d.1913)
- Allegany County's Independent Oil Producers Battle Standard Oil in 1904
- Richburg-Wirt Historical Society to meet July 11, 2016; Speaker-Craig Braack ....more
- Obituaries: Ellen Horan (Andover, 1853-1913); Thankful Witter (Andover, 1841-1913); Polly Reynolds Bartlett (Belmont, 1817-1904)
- Narrow Gauge Locomotives in Western N.Y. and Pennsylvania
- A History of the Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Railroad
- Obituary, Stephen R. Cole (d. 1904)
- Work on B & S Railroad Extension from Wellsville to Buffalo Begins (1904)
- Oil industry: Stillman Well is Shot - Explosion Averted by Bert Harder (1904)
- Bakers Bridge Historical Society, May 2016 Newsletter
- Obituaries: Cecilia Gillen, 1821-1912, of Andover; Anna Kilbane Patten, 1835-1912, of Andover;
- and Caroline Clarke Greene, 1823-1912, of Independence.
- Cuba's First Circus -- about 1839; Showmen versus Lumbermen - Broken Tents and Noses!!
- "Houghton Institute is A Fixed Fact"; & Renaming Houghton from Houghton Creek; Angelica Republican & republished by Allegany County Democrat Newspapers
- A 1910 overview of the Erie Railroad, from a financial writer and railroad expert
- Belmont's Telephone System in 1902
- Big Trees of Allegany County (NY) -Town of Alma
- Tales of cider and ipecac in the local politics of 1840-44, written by historian J. S. Minard
- Nathaniel Dike, Summary History
- Obituary, Luman H. Scoville, co-founder of Scoville, Brown & Co., who died in 1902
- Obituary, Dr. William H. Loughhead, of Andover, who died in 1912
- Reminiscences of Morris S. Chase, octogenarian Supervisor of the Town of Independence, from a 1902 newspaper
- Trains Crash--Two Are Dead 1912 Crash on the PS&N RR - Allegany County, Friendship
- A description of an 1851 issue of the Allegany County Advocate
- Obituaries added for James Guinn d.1912, of Andover; Judge Harlan Swift, d.1910, born in Cuba; J. Raymond Wellman, d.1881, of Friendship; Melvin Horner, d. 1910, of Belmont, and C. L. Slafter, d.1913, of Belmont.
- Two new articles on the Genesee Valley Canal Railroad
- Bob Nolan, star athlete at Wellsville Central School 1935, died before graduation with class of 1936; Photo available free to interested family.
- Andover Unknown Burial Cemeteries; Died in Andover, but, unknown where buried
- History of Elm Valley (revised)
- Just published--NAME INDEX TO ACCOMPANY "History of Allegany County, NY 1806-1879; Updated transcription of Robert French Index
- Large Oil Gusher in Richburg (1881)
- Passing through Hallsport, N.Y.
- Report to Allegany County Board of Supervisors on conditions at County Poor House and needed repairs (1880)
- The First Airplane Flight Over Allegany County (1911)