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WESTFIELD, NY COMMUNITY INFO
Westfield is a town located in western Chautauqua County, New York. Westfield, NY is situated along the eastern shore of Chautauqua Lake. According to the U.S. Census from 2014, Westfield, NY has a decreasing population of approximately 3,135. Westfield is also the name of the village that lies within the town. The village of Westfield, NY holds about 65% of the town's population.
Westfield, NY was settled back in 1802 by a man named James McMahan. In 1828, the town was officially established from parts of the nearby towns Ripley and Portland. Westfield, NY is home to the famous Barcelona Lighthouse. The Barcelona Lighthouse was built in 1829 to help sailors in Barcelona Harbor and Lake Erie. Although it was deactivated 30 years later in 1859, it was the first lighthouse in the world to be powered by natural gas. Today, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.