The Town of Portland (pop. 5500) has an area of approximately 28 square miles, its northern boundary edges beautiful Lake Erie. Two miles back is a clayey-loam soil area and stretching back for another mile is a rich gravel soil. The surface then rises to a hilly ridge forming the beautiful Chautauqua Hills a part of the great water shed which forms the continental divide for our county, elevation 1800 feet.  Website: http://www.town.portland.ny.us/
 
 
Check out the History of the Town of Portland http://history.rays-place.com/ny/chau-portland.htm
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