The History of Warsaw

Warsaw is nestled in the lush quiet valley in Wyoming County. The area was first settled by Elizur Webster in 1803. Seeing the beauty of the area and the prospect of what could be, he proceeded to the Holland Land Office at Batavia to negotiate a purchase of more than 3,000 acres lying mostly along Oatka Creek at $1.50 per acre.

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Elizur Webster – Founder of Warsaw, NY
Main St. Warsaw, NY

The town of Warsaw was formed from a portion of the Town of Batavia March 19, 1818. It is six miles square being bounded on the north side by Middlebury, on the west side is Orangeville, Gainesville on the south side and Perry being on the east.

Warsaw is located in Wyoming County, New York and is the county seat. The Village of Warsaw is divided north and south by valleys in which there is located two major railroads, the Erie Railroad on the west and the B.R. & P. Railroad on the east.

As more settlers entered the town, Warsaw became prosperous with businesses becoming more visible. Economic development with various industries such as salt, stone quarries, and mills were being built. Agriculture was on the rise, roads and bridges were being made, people of religious beliefs were building numerous churches, and schools.

Old Stone School House
Soldier Monument Circle in Warsaw, NY
Soldiers and Sailors Monument built in 1878

The Civil War saw 194 men from Warsaw go off to war to defend the Union. To honor all Veterans, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument was built in 1878 by the compassionate men of the area.

This monument still stands today in the center of the village as a testament to all Veterans who served their country.

Through all the turmoil from the War of 1812, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam and numerous others, Warsaw has endured and will continue to thrive on years to come.

Warsaw Fire Department 1908
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Monument Circle. Warsaw, New York.
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Monument Circle. Warsaw, New York.
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The Town of Warsaw is in the center of Wyoming County, in Western New York. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.5 square miles and the population was 5,064 at the 2010 census. The Town of Warsaw contains the Village of Warsaw, which is the county seat and the location of many local government offices.

If you would like to know if a specific address is in the town or the village, contact the Town Clerk at 585-786-2800.