Located near Chautauqua Lake and between Lake Erie and Allegheny National Forest, Jamestown is the largest city in Chautauqua County of Western New York. Jamestown is currently located near the Southern Tier Expressway, allowing for great accessibility by car for visitors. Additionally, there is the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport that provides scheduled flight service to the city.
City of Jamestown
Jamestown was founded in 1810, growing substantially in the late 1800s and early 1900s with a connection to the Erie Railroad. Jamestown became known as the Furniture Capital of the World, due to many furniture expositions at the Furniture Mart. Downtown Jamestown features year-round events and attractions at the National Comedy Center and the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. The Chadakoin River runs through the city and connects Jamestown to Chautauqua Lake to the west.