Nestled deep within the heart of the Genesee Valley where the Seneca Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy once laid claim to the land, Dansville offers a unique balance of rural beauty and a thriving business community. Dansville is surrounded by fertile farmland, rolling wooded hillsides, lakes, streams and is adjacent to the southern part of Livingston County. Dansville is situated alongside Interstate 390 between exits 4 and 5. With a population of around 6,000 Dansville offers small town charm, yet is near some of New York State’s largest cities. Rochester is 45 miles north and Buffalo is 65 miles to the northwest, while Corning is 60 miles to the south.
Located near the scenic Finger Lakes, Dansville offers numerous attractions year round. Nearby are Letchworth (The Grand Canyon of the East) and Stony Brook State Parks, SUNY-Geneseo, SUNY Alfred, Alfred University, Wineries and Ski resorts. Dansville is also home to the New York State Festival of Balloons every Labor Day Weekend. We invite you to come and visit Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall and discover the natural beauty that is Dansville, NY.
The Dansville Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business working to build and sustain a vibrant economy and a superior quality of life in our Community. The Dansville Area Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Village of Dansville and the Town of North Dansville serves as an umbrella organization that also includes the Dansville Economic Development Corp., the Promotions & Marketing Committee, and the New York State Festival of Balloons.
Through the support and cooperation of these various entities, the efforts of the Chamber become a stronger force in helping obtain and meet the goals that best serve the Dansville Community.
- Dansville was first settled in 1795 by Daniel Faulkner, a local storekeeper and Militia Captain.
- Birthplace of the American Red Cross, founded in 1881 by Clara Barton.
- Pioneered by Nathaniel Rochester, founder of the City that bears his name.
Dansville carries on a tradition of progressive community works.