The Town of Rathbone is located in the Canisteo River Valley between Addison and Cameron. The town was formed from parts of three other pre-existing towns: Addison, Cameron, and Woodhull, March 28, 1856. The town was named after General Ransom Rathbone who settled in the town in 1842. A special election was held at the house of David A Fulmers, May 6, 1856 for the elections of town officers. The first officers of the town were William R. Rathbone, son of Ransom, Supervisor; George W Young, Town Clerk; Israel Horton, Stephen Gloyd, Justices of the Peace.

The town’s population as of the 2000 census was 1,080. The present day town is part of the Addison School District and is home to the Valley Elementary School. A few small businesses are located in the township including, Crawford’s Store and Heartwood Furniture Specialties. Rathbone is also the location of the Cameron/Cameron Mills Post Office.

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Special Events:   

Public Hearing for 2015 Budget Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:00pm

Board Meetings: Third Tuesday of the Month - November 6, 2014 at 6:00pm