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Erie Indians were the first inhabitants of this region. In 1654, they were driven out by the Senecas who occupied several sites along the banks of Cattaraugus Creek. The Cattaraugus, the principal stream of many that divide the Cattaraugus Hills, …
About 250 feet east of here was the eastern terminus of the Springville and Sardinia R. R., a narrow gauge railroad operating in the 1870's - 80's. Largely responsible for the development of Chaffee.
The present Sardinia Town Hall was the first Baptist Church in the area, built in 1829, dedicated in 1830. It was instrumental in later organization of churches in Arcade, Holland and Chaffee.