Griffins Mills, New York
Griffins Mills, New York is a hamlet in the town of Aurora in Erie County, New York, USA. It lies on the West Branch of Cazenovia Creek. Griffin Mills was founded in the early 1800s at the site of a mill. It is located in zip code 14170.
Griffin Mills was originally a milling site named Smith's Mills, purchased by Abram Smith around 1807. A grist mill was also erected in 1809 by Humphrey Smith. Other industry included tanneries built in 1829 and 1843, a store, a saw mill, a tavern, a distillery, a brick hotel, and an ashery. A few physicians resided in the area, as well as other merchants. The West Aurora Congregational Church was erected on August 18, 1810 with nine members, and was later converted to a Presbyterian church. Two other churches were founded in 1850 and 1868.
In 1898, the village contained just two stores and a grist mill.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Griffins Mills, New York
- "Town of Aurora". Retrieved January 2014.
- "HISTORY of ARURA, NY FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON ERIE COUNTY NEW YORK". THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY. 1898. Retrieved January 2014.
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