Cattaraugus County, New York Cemeteries
Cattaraugus County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. The county seat is Little Valley.
When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Cattaraugus County was part of Albany County.
Cattaraugus County was formed in 1808, split off from Genesee County. However, at first there was no county government due to the sparse population. From 1812 to 1814, Cattaraugus County was incorporated in Allegany County; from 1814 to 1817, records of the county were divided between Belmont (Allegany County) and Buffalo (then in Niagara County). Finally, in 1817, a county government was established for Cattaraugus County.
The first settlement in the county was in Olean and the original county seat was Ellicottville. After 1860, the county seat was moved to Little Valley.
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