Town of Westville

Franklin County, New York 
    


Our Story

The Town was Established 

The Town of Westville

The town was first settled around 1800. The Town of Westville was formed from the Town of Constable in 1829. The community has always been largely a farming community with rich clay soils in the north and sandy soils in the southern part of the town. The Salmon River meanders through the township and has always been important to its early industry and its agriculture. In the 19th century, Westville, was largely settled by Scottish and English people who had migrated from Vermont and other parts of New England. The only churches in the community were Protestant, the Presbyterian Church at Westville Corners and Methodist-Episcopal at Westville Center.

Our community

Around the time of the American Civil War, there was an influx of French-Canadians into Northern New York State and some also took up farming in the community. In the 19th Century into the early 20th Century there were several small industries in the community, a grist-mill, a butter factory, a starch factory and several sawmills. Most of these industries were located on the Salmon River. Over time the industries disappeared and left only farming as the stable economic activity as it is today.

To learn more about the history of the Town of Westville, please visit the Westville Historical Organization's website at http://westvillehistory.net/ 

Church Services

Our Lady of Fatima Church 

4328 SR 37 

Westville, New York

http://cwtrcatholics.org/


Emergency Services

Westville Volunteer Fire Association

3891 State RTE 37

Constable, NY 12926
Phone: (518) 358-4450
Fax: (518) 358-4450
https://www.facebook.com/WestvilleVFD/

Franklin County Emergency Services

55 Bare Hill Road
Malone, NY  12953
Non-Emergency: 518-483-2580
Emergency:  911

CEMETERIES


Briggs Street Cemetery --  Located on Briggs Street Road in Westville.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=64031


Coal Hill Cemetery -- Located at the intersection of County Route 19 and the Coal Hill Road in Westville.  It is located on the East side of the road.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Hoadley&GSiman=1&GScid=64229&


Pine Grove/Mann Cemetery -- Located on the south side of the road between Westville Center and Constable on State Route 122.  It is approximately 1.50 miles from State Route 37.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Man&GSiman=1&GScid=65637&


Riverside Cemetery -- Located 10 miles North of Malone on State Route 37.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSln=Creighton&GSiman=1&GScid=65806&


Slawson Grave --  This stone is located on private property on Sand Street (also known as Downer Road) in Westville.   This stone was discovered in June of 2002 by Joy Wilson, Vice President of the Westville Historical Organization, while walking in the woods.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~frgen/franklin/westville/slawson_grave.htm


For detailed information, please see:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~frgen/franklin/franklin_index.htm