Place:Friendship, Allegany, New York, United States


Coordinates42.2°N 78.133°W
Located inAllegany, New York, United States
Contained Places
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Friendship is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 2,004 at the 2010 census. The town's name was adopted to mark the resolution of earlier conflicts.

Friendship is near the center of Allegany County and is northeast of the city of Olean.


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The region was first settled by Euro-Americans around 1806. Originally, the town gained the name of "Bloody Corners" due to the high incidence of feuding, and alleged weekend fights. "The finer citizens took offense, went to the other extreme and officially named it Friendship. In the southern end of the town is the hamlet of Nile. It is believed the named derived from the wishes of early settlers, many of who were Seventh Day Baptists." The town of Friendship was formed in 1815 from part of the town of Caneadea. Later, new towns were formed from parts of Friendship: Cuba (1822), Bolivar (1825) and a part of Wirt (1838).

Many of the original wood structures in Friendship village were destroyed in fires in the 1870s and replaced with brick building. The Hyde House Garden from the Friendship of 1870 has been moved to the Genesee Country Museum.

The Wellman House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The Friendship Free Library was listed in 2008.[1]

In 2015, the town of Friendship celebrated its bicentennial.

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