Chautauqua is a town in Chautauqua County, New York that had a population of 4,666 at the time of the 2000 census. The town covers a total area of 67.3 square miles with almost all of it being land, and sits at an elevation of 1,342 feet above sea level. Chautauqua was formed in April 1804 and was named after the Chautauqua Lake. Looking through the Chautauqua, NY Business Directory, you will find Chautauqua Institution, the birthplace in 1874 of the Chautauqua Movement of educational and cultural centers.
Looking through the Chautauqua, NY Yellow Pages, you will see that the town is full of many rural settlements, or hamlets. It also has the Chautauqua Post Office and the Dart Airfield. Chautauqua Creek forms a majority of the town's boundary with Westfield. There are well over 15 rural areas within the limits of the town that are too small to be considered as a village.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan