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.


Bates Road
North Ridgeway
Roric Farm
Sacred Heart Catholic
St. Mary's Catholic
West Ridgeway

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: Catherine Cooper

Historic Maps of Orleans County

Census Records

1830 / 1850 / 1855 / 1865 / 1875 / 1880 / 1892 / 1900 / 1915 / 1930 /

Town Clerk

Barbara Klatt

Town Hall
410 West Avenue
Medina, New York 14103
Phone: 585-798-0730
Fax: 585-798-3167
email: Barbara Klatt
email: Karen Kaiser - Deputy Town Clerk
Hours: Mon - Fri 9 - 4:30 pm

Vital Statistics records start in 1882

Town Historian

Shane Sia

email: Shane Sia

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