First settled by James Prendergast in 1808, Jamestown, NY, is a small city in southwestern New York. It has a population just over 31,000 and major employers are in the manufacturing field. While a small city, there have been numerous notable people coming from Jamestown, NY including comedian Lucille, Ball, singer Natalie Merchant, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to name a few.
Many residents of enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful scenery that surrounds Jamestown, NY. Chautauqua Lake is just west of the city and offers a wide variety of activities from boating and fishing to restaurants and shops. The Allegheny National Forest is also a short drive from Jamestown, NY, where people can enjoy hiking and camping in the Appalachian Mountains.