Frewsburg, New York is a small hamlet (and census-designated place) located in the Town of Carroll in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 1,906 at the 2010 census. The postal code is 14738 and the telephone exchange (which extends past Carroll and well into South Valley and Kennedy is 569 (in area code 716).
Frewsburg is located on U.S. Route 62, which forms the main street in the village. While not an incorporated village, Frewsburg does have a population that is larger than many villages in the region and is a significant community in the area, dwarfed only by the City of Jamestown five miles to the northwest, to which Frewsburg could legitimately be described as a retrofitted suburb.
Frewsburg is named after the Frews - Hugh and Mary Frew, who were supposedly the first European family to settle in this area in 1807. The location of their first house is commemorated by a historic marker on Main Street in Frewsburg. The Frew House is privately owned and still used as a residence, having been divided into two units.
The hamlet also hosts the Gala Days festival, which is run by the fire department in mid-July. As of 2010, an annual June Rib Festival has also been added.
On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Frewsburg holds an annual "Old Fashioned Santa Parade." The parade features no motorized vehicles, with all participants powered either by horseback or by foot.
Past and Present residents of note
Robert H. Jackson (1892–1954): The boyhood home of this future lawyer, New Deal official, U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Supreme Court justice and chief prosecutor at Nuremberg of Nazi war criminals following World War II is located on the main street in Frewsburg. It is marked with a plaque in his honor. Frewsburg's Robert H. Jackson elementary school is located a few blocks away. Justice Jackson is buried in Frewsburg's Maple Grove cemetery. The Robert H. Jackson Center, devoted to education and events that further his illustrious legacy, is located in nearby Jamestown.
Lloyd Moore, who competed in NASCAR from 1949–1955, was born in Frewsburg and worked as a bus driver and mechanic in the school district for many years. When he died March 18, 2008, he was the oldest living former NASCAR driver.
Shane Conlan, retired National Football League player who spent most of his career with the nearby Buffalo Bills, was born, raised and attended school in Frewsburg. He was coached by Frewsburg High School coach Tom Sharp.