Place:Canaseraga, Allegany, New York, United States

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NameCanaseraga
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.463°N 77.777°W
Located inAllegany, New York, United States
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Canaseraga is a village in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 550 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from a creek that flows past the village, which is reportedly a Seneca term for "lying among milkweeds" or "slippery elms".

The village lies in the northern part of the town of Burns at the junction of New York State Route 70 and County Road 13.

History

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The community was one of the original settlements in the town, but was subordinate to the community of Burns until about 1840. The village of Canaseraga was incorporated in 1892. It was originally called "Whitney Valley".

As a result of a fire the town is now much smaller than it once was. Many residents travel to nearby communities to shop and attend movies, as Canaseraga is very limited. There is one school, for pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The school offers soccer, basketball, skiing, and baseball/softball), but lacks other sports such as football and track. Canaseraga has a Fall Harvest Festival which offers several activities for families.


The Canaseraga Four Corners Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

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