Place:Caneadea, Allegany, New York, United States


Coordinates42.383°N 78.15°W
Located inAllegany, New York, United States
Contained Places
Caneadea Cemetery ( 1840 - present )
East Caneadea Cemetery
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Caneadea is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 2,542 at the 2010 census. The name is of Native American origin and means "where the heavens rest on earth."

The town is in the northwest quadrant of the county.


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Caneadea obtained its name from the upper or old Indian village located on a bluff above the east side of the Genesee River opposite the present-day hamlet of Houghton. A square log council house was built with the help of British troops from Fort Niagara sometime in the latter half of the 18th century.

The region was first settled around 1800. The Town of Caneadea was founded in 1808 from part of the town of Angelica. However, the town was reduced to form other towns of the county: Friendship (1815), Rushford (1816), and Belfast (1824 and 1831). The Caneadea Reservation of the Seneca tribe was once located in the town, but they sold off their claims in 1825.

The former Genesee Valley Canal once passed through the town.

The Caneadea Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

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