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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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, by resolution adopted on May 20, 2014, the Town Board of the Town of Rathbone, Steuben County, New York, has scheduled a public hearing to occur on June 17, 2014 at 6:00pm prior to the monthly board meeting at the Rathbone Town Hall, 8088 County Route 21, Addison, NY  14801 to consider whether it is in the public interest to acquire one Snow Plow Truck for use by the Town’s Highway Department, including other costs incidental to the financing thereof at a maximum estimated cost of $54,000.

 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, by resolution adopted on May 20, 2014, the Town Board of the Town of Rathbone, Steuben County, New York, has scheduled a public hearing to occur on June 17, 2014 at 6:00pm prior to the monthly board meeting at the Rathbone Town Hall, 8088 County Route 21, Addison, NY  14801 to consider whether it is in the public interest to acquire one Water Tanker Truck for use by the Town’s Highway Department, including other costs incidental to the financing thereof at a maximum estimated cost of $153,000.

At such public hearing, all interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard.  Written and oral statements will be taken at that time.  Time limitations may be imposed for each oral statement, if necessary.

 By Order of the Board of the TOWN OF RATHBONE

                                     Mary E. Jacobson

Rathbone Town Clerk – June 3, 2014

Board Meetings: Third Tuesday of the Month - JUNE 17, 2014, 6:00PM.

TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED