Roads Leading to Warsaw


Warsaw is situated in the Oatka Valley, 44 miles southwesterly from Rochester and 48 southeasterly from Buffalo.  It presents a beautiful appearance from the hills rising upon each side, especially when illuminated by the morning sun.  The natural scenery about Warsaw has an aspect of mingled grandeur and beauty.  A number of main roads from all parts of Wyoming County and adjoining counties intersect here.

A thickly settled farming country and a dozen villages are within easy driving distance.  Besides being the county seat and principal village of Wyoming County, it was an important railroad center, serviced by two railroads,the Erie and the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroads.

The homes are charming with ample grounds prettily ornamented and having the gracefulness of a long-settled, historic community.  The drives are varied and beautiful and run through one of the best fruit districts in the United States.  One of these leads to Silver Lake eight miles distant.  Letchworth State Park, the grand canyon of the East, is but a 20 minute drive away.

From 1803 until the turn of the century, its growth was spectacular..  A variety of businesses and manufacturing grew from rudimentary forms into the more sophisticated, turn of the century delivery of goods and services nationwide.  By 1910, Warsaw was a large bustling, thriving village, equipped with every modern facility and convenience preferred by ambitious and cultivated people.  Warsaw as judged by its institutions was a model village.  Its educational, religious, benevolent and social organizations were more characteristic of municipalities of much  larger size.

The social standard maintained a healthy and moral atmosphere which permitted a greater degree of liberty and discouraged the rough element.

The town is centrally divided, north and south by a valley through which passes the O-at-ka Creek.  The valley varies from half a mile to one mile in width.  The town presents gentle slopes from its east and west lines until they approach the steepness of the valley.  The soil is well adapted to tillage and pasturage as the lands are fertile, producing crops of grass and grain.