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Our Genealogy Helper for West Seneca ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about West Seneca (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for West Seneca. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for West Seneca ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for West Seneca: W. Seneca

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

West Seneca is located in Erie County.

To see how the shape of New York's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Erie County: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara & Wyoming.

Below are the counties that are near West Seneca. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to West Seneca:

  • Erie County     (The home county of West Seneca)
    • West Seneca [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Seneca
      • West Seneca [Erie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • 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
    • Blossom [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blossom
      • Blossom [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blossom
    • Webster Corners [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster Corners
      • Webster Corners [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of West Seneca
      • Webster Corners has also been known as:
      • Websters Corners
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster Corners
    • Lackawanna [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackawanna
      • Lackawanna [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackawanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lackawanna<3>
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
      • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheektowaga<3>
    • Sloan [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sloan
      • Sloan [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sloan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sloan
    • Orchard Park [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Park
      • Orchard Park [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orchard Park<3>
    • Blasdell [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blasdell
      • Blasdell [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blasdell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blasdell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blasdell<3>
    • Elma Center [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma Center
      • Elma Center [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elma Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma Center
    • Elma [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma
      • Elma [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,752 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
      • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
    • Depew [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Depew
      • Depew [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Depew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Depew<3>
  • Allegany County
    • Centerville [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Allegany County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 802 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Rushford [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushford
      • Rushford [Allegany County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,099 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushford
    • Rushford [Allegany County]
    • Hume [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hume
      • Hume [Allegany County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hume have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hume
    • Hume [Allegany County]
  • Cattaraugus County
    • Yorkshire [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkshire
      • Yorkshire [Cattaraugus County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkshire
    • Yorkshire [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkshire
      • Yorkshire [Cattaraugus County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,672 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorkshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkshire
    • Ashford [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
      • Ashford [Cattaraugus County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
    • Brooklyn [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Cattaraugus County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Gowanda [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowanda
      • Gowanda [Cattaraugus County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,524 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gowanda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gowanda<3>
    • Delevan [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delevan
      • Delevan [Cattaraugus County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,039 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delevan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delevan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delevan<3>
    • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrysburg
      • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrysburg
    • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrysburg
      • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • Estimated population in 2012: 394 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perrysburg<3>
    • East Otto [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Otto
      • East Otto [Cattaraugus County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,029 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Otto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Otto
    • Otto [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otto
      • Otto [Cattaraugus County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 748 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otto
    • Freedom [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
      • Freedom [Cattaraugus County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,264 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
    • Machias [Cattaraugus County]
  • Chautauqua County
    • Silver Creek [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Chautauqua County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<3>
    • Hanover [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Chautauqua County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Forestville [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
      • Forestville [Chautauqua County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • Estimated population in 2016: 663 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forestville<3>
    • Sheridan [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Chautauqua County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Sheridan [Chautauqua County]
    • Villenova [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villenova
      • Villenova [Chautauqua County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villenova have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villenova
    • Dunkirk [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunkirk
      • Dunkirk [Chautauqua County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunkirk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunkirk
    • Dunkirk [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunkirk
      • Dunkirk [Chautauqua County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunkirk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunkirk<3>
    • Arkwright [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkwright
      • Arkwright [Chautauqua County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,035 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkwright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkwright
    • Fredonia [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredonia
      • Fredonia [Chautauqua County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,103 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredonia<3>
  • Genesee County
    • Amherst [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Genesee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
    • Darien [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darien
      • Darien [Genesee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darien have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darien
    • Corfu [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corfu
      • Corfu [Genesee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corfu
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corfu<3>
    • Griswold [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griswold
      • Griswold [Genesee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griswold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griswold
    • Pembroke [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Genesee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
    • Basom [Genesee County]
    • Alexander [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [Genesee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
    • Alexander [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [Genesee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 489 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander<3>
    • Alabama [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama
      • Alabama [Genesee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama
    • Alabama [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama
      • Alabama [Genesee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama
    • Bushville [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushville
      • Bushville [Genesee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushville
    • Ridgewood Village [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgewood Village
      • Ridgewood Village [Genesee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood Village
  • Niagara County
    • Park Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Village
      • Park Village [Niagara County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Village
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda
    • Hoffman [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman
      • Hoffman [Niagara County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman
    • Wurlitzer Park Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wurlitzer Park Village
      • Wurlitzer Park Village [Niagara County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wurlitzer Park Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wurlitzer Park Village
    • Pendleton [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pendleton
      • Pendleton [Niagara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,820 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pendleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
    • Saint Johnsburg [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johnsburg
      • Saint Johnsburg [Niagara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Johnsburg
    • Rapids [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapids
      • Rapids [Niagara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapids
    • Raymond [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Niagara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
    • Wheatfield [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatfield
      • Wheatfield [Niagara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,988 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatfield
    • Black Creek Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Creek Village
      • Black Creek Village [Niagara County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of West Seneca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek Village
    • Lockport Junction [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport Junction
      • Lockport Junction [Niagara County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockport Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport Junction
    • Lockport [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Niagara County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
  • Orleans County
    • Shelby [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Orleans County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,977 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Medina [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medina
      • Medina [Orleans County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,584 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medina<3>
    • Barre [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barre
      • Barre [Orleans County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,843 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barre
    • Ridgeway [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Orleans County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • Albion [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Orleans County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,944 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Lyndonville [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyndonville
      • Lyndonville [Orleans County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyndonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyndonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyndonville<3>
    • Yates [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates
      • Yates [Orleans County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates
    • Albion [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Orleans County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,744 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<3>
  • Wyoming County
    • Folsomdale [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsomdale
      • Folsomdale [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsomdale
    • Harris Corners [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Corners
      • Harris Corners [Wyoming County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Corners
    • Bennington [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
    • Java Village [Wyoming County]
    • Sheldon [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Wyoming County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Curriers [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curriers
      • Curriers [Wyoming County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curriers
    • Java Center [Wyoming County]
    • Java [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java [Wyoming County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Java have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
    • Johnsonburg [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsonburg
      • Johnsonburg [Wyoming County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsonburg
    • North Java [Wyoming County]
    • Attica [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
      • Attica [Wyoming County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,386 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attica<3>
    • Attica [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
      • Attica [Wyoming County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to West Seneca, see our County-by-County Page for West Seneca.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of West Seneca ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 325 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Seneca.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of West Seneca. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of West Seneca and those printed in the larger area surrounding West Seneca.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km] of West Seneca.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to West Seneca:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from New York
    • Stories from Ontario

Cemeteries Near West Seneca ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Seneca.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for West Seneca covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
  • St. Matthews Cemetery
  • Angle Road Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Angle Road Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Angle Road Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angle Road Cemetery
  • Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Cross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Howard Cemetery
    • Sheldon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sheldon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sheldon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon Cemetery
    • Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
    • Holy Mother of the Rosary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Mother of the Rosary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Mother of the Rosary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Mother of the Rosary Cemetery
    • St. Adalbert's Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Adalbert's Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Adalbert's Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Adalbert's Cemetery
    • Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
    • Pine Lawn Cemetery
    • Ridge Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ridge Lawn Cemetery
      • The Ridge Lawn Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Cheektowaga.To be more precise, Ridge Lawn Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca.
      • Ridge Lawn Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Ridgelawn Gardens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Lawn Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #65791<4>

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that West Seneca had a population of 401 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from West Seneca, with the one closest to West Seneca listed first.

  • West Seneca [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Seneca
    • West Seneca [Erie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of West Seneca
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 401 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, West Seneca had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seneca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Seneca<3>
  • Ebenezer [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Erie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of West Seneca
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 491 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ebenezer had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Gardenville [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardenville
    • Gardenville [Erie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of West Seneca
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 550 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gardenville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardenville
  • East Seneca [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Seneca
    • East Seneca [Erie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Seneca had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Seneca
  • Winchester [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Erie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of West Seneca
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winchester had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Windom [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windom
    • Windom [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Windom had no post office or railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windom
  • Continue List ...
    • Webster Corners [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster Corners
      • Webster Corners [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of West Seneca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 68 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Webster Corners had a post office and no railroad service
      • Webster Corners has also been known as:
      • Websters Corners
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster Corners
    • Doyle [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doyle
      • Doyle [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of West Seneca
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Doyle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doyle
    • Spring Brook Station [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Brook Station
      • Spring Brook Station [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spring Brook Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Brook Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Brook Station
    • Blossom [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blossom
      • Blossom [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seneca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 70 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blossom had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blossom
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
      • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 592 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cheektowaga had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheektowaga<3>
    • Forks [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks
      • Forks [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of West Seneca
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Forks had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks
    • Blasdell [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blasdell
      • Blasdell [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seneca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,667 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blasdell had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blasdell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blasdell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blasdell<3>
    • Spring Brook [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Brook
      • Spring Brook [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of West Seneca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 398 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Brook had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Brook<3>
    • Sloan [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sloan
      • Sloan [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of West Seneca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sloan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sloan

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around West Seneca. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Seneca.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for West Seneca ...

While our initial data about West Seneca came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of West Seneca in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about West Seneca.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for West Seneca:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station

Rand McNally Map of New York (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for West Seneca. See our Misc Page for West Seneca for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Erie County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Seneca. 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Seneca) 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 West Seneca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West SenecaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Seneca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8336, Longitude: -78.7536    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about West Seneca, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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