Frewsburg, New York is a
small hamlet (and
located in the Town of
Carroll in Chautauqua County, New York, United
The population was 1,965 at the 2000
census. The postal code is
14738 and the telephone exchange (which extends past Carroll and
well into South
Valley and Kennedy is 569 (in area code 716).
Frewsburg is located on U.S. Route 62
, which forms the main street in the
village. While not an incorporated village, Frewsburg
does have a population that is larger than many villages in the
region and is a significant community in the area, dwarfed only by
the City of
Jamestown several miles to the northwest, to which Frewsburg
could legitimately be described as a retrofitted suburb.
Frewsburg is located at (42.057220, -79.160898) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the community has a total area of 3.4
square miles (8.7 km²), all land.
The Conewango Creek
flows past the west side of the village.
passes through Frewsburg (Main Street). County Routes 34 and
55 meet US 62 on the east side of town.
Frewsburg is named after the Frews - Hugh and Mary Frew, who were
supposedly the first European family to settle in this area in
1807. The location of their first house is commemorated by a
historic marker on Main Street in Frewsburg.
Past residents of note
Robert H. Jackson
(1892-1954): The boyhood home of
this future lawyer, New Deal official, U.S. Attorney General, U.S.
Supreme Court justice and chief prosecutor at Nuremberg of Nazi war
criminals following World War II is located on the main street in
Frewsburg. It is marked with a plaque in his honor. Frewsburg's
Robert H. Jackson elementary school is located a few blocks away.
Justice Jackson is buried in Frewsburg's Maple Grove cemetery. The
Robert H. Jackson Center, devoted to
education and events that further his illustrious legacy, is
located in nearby Jamestown.
, who competed in NASCAR
from 1949-1955, was born in Frewsburg and
worked as a bus driver and mechanic in the school district for many
years. When he died March 18
, he was the oldest living former NASCAR
, retired National Football League
spent most of his career with the nearby Buffalo Bills
, was born, raised and attended
school in Frewsburg. He was coached by the long-time great
Frewsburg High School coach Tom Sharp.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,965
people, 742 households, and 528 families residing in the area. The
was 584.3 per
square mile (225.8/km²). There were 770 housing units at an average
density of 229.0/sq mi (88.5/km²). The racial makeup of the
CDP was 99.34% White
0.20% Native American
, and 0.20% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.25%
of the population.
There were 742 households out of which 33.2% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married
living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 25.2% of all
households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the community the population was spread out with 24.8% under the
age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45
to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.8 males.
The median income for a household in the hamlet was $37,688, and
the median income for a family was $44,050. Males had a median
income of $34,625 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income
for the CDP was $17,254.
About 4.1% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the
, including 3.0% of those
under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
Attractions and businesses
Among the attractions and businesses located in Frewsburg
- The Dinner Bell restaurant
- The Frewsburger restaurant
- The Hotel restaurant
- A Quality Markets grocery
- A Kwik Fill/Red Apple
- Anthony's Cafe, which sells smoothies, coffee, sandwiches,
- V.S.K. Emporium, which is an antique shop and an indoor flea
The hamlet also hosts the Gala Days
festival, which is run
by the fire department in mid-July.
- Lloyd D. Moore obituary. The Post-Journal.
20 May 2008.