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In 1802, Zerah Phelps of Connecticut purchased 723 acres from the Holland Land Company.  He brought with him four other men to settle his purchase.  First known as “Phelps Settlement”, this became the Town of Attica which was then part of Genesee County.  Wyoming County was organized in 1841, to which Attica became a part of.      

Attica is nestled in the rolling hills of Wyoming County.  There are opportunities for new businesses and for homes in picturesque settings with all the conveniences and beauty of a rural setting.        

Those interested more in the history of the Town of Attica are encouraged to visit our Historical Society located at 142 Main Street or to call and arrange a visit at 585-591-2161.


Attica Historical Society
130 Main Street
Attica, New York 14011
Hours: Wed. & Sat. 1-4 p.m.
or by appt. (585) 591-2161
Local history and genealogy information, artifacts, early 1900's furniture including a complete Victorian parlor, clothing, prison history and war memorabilia.