Chairman of Legislature
Welcome to the Steuben County (NY) home page.
Steuben County covers roughly 1600 square miles with a population of approximately 100,000 people living in rural agricultural areas, quaint small towns, and small city communities. Many of our streets, towns, rivers, and lakes in the area, like Keuka Lake, have names which reflect the influence of the Seneca Indians who lived here long before it became Steuben County. But the county, itself, was named for a Revolutionary War hero, Field General Baron von Steuben, who played a part in the success of George Washington’s army. The bustling activity in our most heavily populated areas (Bath, Hornell, and Corning) nicely compliments the rolling hills and deep valleys where you’ll find dairy, field crop, and potato farms. Many homegrown fruits and vegetables can be purchased at roadside stands during mid and late summer. You’ll find miles of hiking trails and scenic byways that connect one small town to another which are perfect for biking. The Chemung, Canisteo, Conhocton, and Tioga Rivers, as well as Waneta, Lamoka, Loon, and Keuka Lakes, afford a wealth of places and ways to enjoy our great outdoors. Autumn is a special time here, as the entire county becomes a palate of vibrant color. And if you’re a hunter, you’ll want to explore New York State’s perennial leader in bucks taken. Nestled in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes, one of Steuben County’s main draws for visitors is the award-winning wineries in and around the charming village of Hammondsport. In addition to the wineries, you can enjoy museums like The Corning Museum of Glass (which houses the most extensive collection of historic & art glass in the world), the Rockwell Museum of Western Art (with the finest collection of Western & Native American Art east of the Mississippi) and the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum (where you’ll learn about one of the most brilliant men of the early 20th century). Information about the year-round visitor experiences is available through the Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau. The county's Industrial Development Agency is eager to assist businesses, small and large, wishing to locate here. The stability of the western New York State economy combined with our highly skilled and highly educated workforce offer the perfect resources for your business, right here in Steuben County. Whether you are a looking for a great Getaway Vacation or a great place to start or relocate a business, we welcome you.