Griffins Mills, New York

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Griffins Mills, New York is a hamlet in the town of Aurora in Erie County, New York, USA.[1][2] 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.[3] 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.[3]

In 1898, the village contained just two stores and a grist mill.[3]


Coordinates: 42°43′26″N 78°40′02″W / 42.72389°N 78.66722°W / 42.72389; -78.66722