Mayville, New York

The clickable images and aerial photographs further below illustrate information related to Mayville, New York. Mayville is a village in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. The population was 1,709 at the 2010 census, which is down 2.7% from the 2000 census.

The Village of Mayville is in the Town of Chautauqua, and is the county seat of Chautauqua County. The Village and Town offices share a building on Main Street, directly across from the Chautauqua County courthouse.

History

The first settlement in the county was at this location in 1804, and the Village of Mayville was incorporated in 1830. A noted incident in the community's early history came in 1836 when local residents rioted against the Holland Land Company and broke into its office, destroying furniture and papers.

This is also the location where the Pennsylvania Railroad built a train station and pier on the shores of Chautauqua Lake. This location, along with the Jamestown Boat Landing at the South end of the lake, was the main mode of transportation to the rest of the communities around Chautauqua Lake via the large fleet of Steamboats operating before the trolley line was constructed. In modern times the steamboat Chautauqua Belle still operates out of Mayville, running between Point Chautauqua, Chautauqua Institution, and the vessels home port in Mayville.

The Pennsylvania Railroad Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. The Point Chautauqua Historic District was listed in 1996.

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Geography

Mayville is located at (42.251402, -79.500015).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of, all of it land. However, the village borders on the north end of the picturesque Chautauqua Lake. Mayville is at the junction of New York State Routes 394 and 430, a short drive south of the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90).

Mayville is the nearest village to the Chautauqua Institution, which draws thousands of visitors during the summer months. Businesses in the village do a brisk tourist business both with Chautauquans and with visitors to cottages and resorts on the east and west sides of the lake.

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Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,756 people, 686 households, and 399 families residing in the village. The population density was 875.0 people per square mile (337.3/km²). There were 860 housing units at an average density of 428.5 per square mile (165.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.85% White, 3.64% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population.

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