Created By: Diane Lebo Wallace
Angelica, just off the interstate, was settled in 1802 and established in 1805 by Captain Philip Church who was a nephew of Alexander Hamilton. Church named the town after his mother, Angelica Schuyler Church. The Angelica Park Circle is the center of a number of historic community structures built on its circumference. and the 900 acre historic district includes x buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Concerts, festivals, a farmers' market, and other entertainments take place there year round.
Angelica possesses the classic attributes of a premiere cultural tourism destination. There are dozens of historic buildings, many of which are included in a 900-acre National Historic District. It has a rich history as a mill town and later as a hub on the Pittsburg, Shawmut, and Northern Railroads. Residents take great pride in their community with its wide, tree lined Main Street, its elegant and historic homes, and beautiful, rural vistas. Angelica also has the longest clear-span timber bridge in the entire USA! Along West Main Street there are numerous shops offering antiques, collectibles, artisans, gifts, and 19th-century lodging establishments. This is an active community that provides the community with many festivals and entertaining events such as The Lavender Festival, Heritage days, well done Cruise Night car shows and the Great Allegany County Fair. Angelica's history, architecture, and culture have made it a place people want to visit for a day, a weekend, or a lifetime.
This point of interest is part of the tour: History along the Finger Lakes Trail - Western Region