GROVE (1828):  When first settled it was called Brewer’s Corners in 1823. Then later called Swainsville in honor of an early settler named Samuel Swain. The name Swain remains today as a hamlet. Formed from Wyoming County from the town of Nunda March 8, 1827. The name was changed to Grove April 16, 1838.



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

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External Links

Current Grove Town Officials

Town of Grove Historian: Alexander W. Pierce, Mailing address: Town of Grove-Historian, P.O. Box 6, Swain, NY 14884 ;  email:

History of the Town of Grove (from Town website)
also: History of Town of Grove (from John S. Minard's History of Allegany County)

Centennial History of the Town of Nunda - H. Wells Hand;Chapter VII:  Grove and Granger – Nunda from 1818-1827  (page 190); The Lowells of Nunda and Grove (page 138)

Allegany County & Its People (1896) - John S. Minard -- Chapter XLVII: Grove (page 536)

Wikipedia on Grove


Additional Information

Town of Grove History Related Articles

Town of Grove Photo Gallery

Town of Grove Cemeteries

Town of Grove Veterans

1865 Grove Census