Town of Ridgeway - 1812
The Town of Ridgeway was formed on June 8, 1812 and included what
is now the Towns of Barre, Carlton, Gaines, Shelby and Yates. It got it's
name from the Ridge Road which runs through Orleans County.
The Town of Ridgeway is located in the western central part of Orleans County
and is 8-1/4 miles across from east to west and 6 miles across from north
to south. The northern half of the village of
Medina is located in this town.
There are three hamlets; Ridgeway, Knowlesville and Oak Orchard On-the-Ridge.
The Ridgeway Central School System covers the Town of Ridgeway
& most of the Town of Shelby.
Sacred Heart Catholic
St. Mary's Catholic
Six of the cemeteries are still active: Bates Road, Boxwood, Sacred Heart (585) 798-0355,
St. Mary's Catholic (716) 798-5399, Tanner and West Ridgeway
For questions regarding these cemeteries contact:
410 West Avenue
Medina, New York 14103
email: Barbara Klatt
email: Karen Kaiser - Deputy Town Clerk
Hours: Mon - Fri 9 - 4:30 pm
Vital Statistics records start in 1882
email: Catherine Cooper