Region: Southern Tier
On the Allegheny River
Named after Olean Shephard, first white child born here
Developed with the movement west; people leaving New England and eastern New York traveled the river
The discovery of oil in the region brought later growth in the late 1800's. Agricultural products in this county include dairy cattle, milk products
Received national attention for 1972 flood, which destroyed thousands of homes.
Nearby parks and recreation: Rock City Park
Historic sites and museums: Bartlett House Museum
Colleges and universities: Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus County, St. Bonaventure University (Beautiful campus)
The active communities that are presented incorporated into Lean township are listed below.
Baldwin Heights... neighborhood on the north side of Olean
Barnum... south of Olean on route 29
Boardmanville... neighborhood on the the east side of the city of Olean
Cherry Hill... neighborhood in the city of Olean
East Olean... neighborhood on the eastside of the city of Olean
Four Mile... west of town on route 16
Haydenville... hamlet on the east of town on route 92
North Olean... neighborhood in Olean, on the north side
Seneca Heights... neighborhood of the City of Olean, south and east of the Allegheny River
South Olean... neighborhood of Olean, south of State Street and east of Fourth street
The COOLEST store in town...
The COOLEST store in town filled with delightful surprises and rude awakenings! Studio 4 East is located in downtown Allegany off route 417. They have the best tee-shirts and trinkets at the company store.
STUDIO 4 EAST COMPANY STORE • 120 WEST MAIN STREET • ALLEGANY, NY • 14706 • (716) 373-7378 • MON-SAT 10-6
and still growing.....
15000 persons now live in this town that was named after its first new-born person, Olean Shepard. There was an oil boom in the area in the late 1940s but that was nearly exhausted within 20 years. Farming is the major industry now.
7000 homes, 3800 families; household income is $30000
Official city website for Olean is: http://www.cityofolean.org/
a live webcam of downtown Olean:
ZIPCODE 14760 is Olean in Cattaraugus County
Area Code 716
Town Hall is 042-03-36N 078-25-30W
town nickname is "Enterprising City with the Hometown Touch"
Bob Lanier (basketball star)
Olean Police Department badge shows a sunburst where Olean is in New York State (only one death-on-duty in 100 years of service)