Lime Lake, New York

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Lime Lake, New York
Census-designated place
Lime Lake is located in New York
Lime Lake
Lime Lake
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°26′4″N 78°28′45″W / 42.43444°N 78.47917°W / 42.43444; -78.47917Coordinates: 42°26′4″N 78°28′45″W / 42.43444°N 78.47917°W / 42.43444; -78.47917
Country United States
State New York
County Cattaraugus
Town Machias
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Land 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 1,660 ft (510 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 867
 • Density 365/sq mi (140.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 36-42345

Lime Lake is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the northeast part of the town of Machias, in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 867.[1] Prior to the 2010 census, the area was delineated as part of the Lime Lake-Machias CDP.


Lime Lake is located in the northeast corner of the town of Machias at 42°26′4″N 78°28′45″W / 42.43444°N 78.47917°W / 42.43444; -78.47917. It consists of development that surrounds a small water body named Lime Lake, about 1 mile (1.6 km) in diameter. The area is bordered to the south by the main hamlet of Machias.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Lime Lake CDP has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2), of which 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 10.06%, is water.[1] The outlet of Lime Lake flows north to Elton Creek in Delevan, which then continues north to Cattaraugus Creek, a west-flowing tributary of Lake Erie. Less than one mile south of Lime Lake and only a few feet higher is the drainage divide between the Great Lakes watershed to the north and the Mississippi River watershed to the south: Ischua Creek flows south to Olean Creek, a tributary of the Allegheny River, then the Ohio River, and finally the Mississippi.

New York State Route 16 and Cattaraugus County Route 70 connect Lime Lake to Machias.

Notable inhabitants[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lime Lake CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 29, 2014.