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Welcome to Cheektowaga ...

Cheektowaga is located in Erie County<1>.

The location of Cheektowaga has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Cheektowaga is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Cheektowaga lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Cheektowaga: (716)

Communities near Cheektowaga ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cheektowaga.

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Cheektowaga
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<5>
  • Amherst [Erie County]
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    • Amherst [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Cheektowaga
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125,967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
  • Tonawanda [Erie County]
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    • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Cheektowaga
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,291 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
  • Hamburg [Erie County]
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    • Hamburg [Erie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Cheektowaga
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,800 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
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      • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Cheektowaga
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara Falls<5>
    • West Seneca [Erie County]
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      • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Cheektowaga
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seneca
    • Lancaster [Erie County]
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      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Cheektowaga
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Clarence [Erie County]
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      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Cheektowaga
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Cheektowaga
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda
    • Fort Erie

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cheektowaga. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cheektowaga.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cheektowaga. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cheektowaga.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cheektowaga. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cheektowaga.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cheektowaga ...

Looking for more information about Cheektowaga? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cheektowaga, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cheektowaga.

Adding Cheektowaga to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cheektowaga in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cheektowaga was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cheektowaga on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Erie County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cheektowaga. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Erie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cheektowaga - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cheektowaga) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cheektowaga. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CheektowagaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheektowaga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9034, Longitude: -78.7548       In this case, the coordinates for Cheektowaga have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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