About This Place
Akron, New York is a village in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was listed as 3,085 in the 2000 census. The name means a high place. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Village of Akron is located in the Town of Newstead on the west and north slopes of a hill. NY 93 passes through the village.
The village was developed after land was purchased from local Native Americans. The site of the village was first settled around 1829, centered around Akron Falls, which provided water power. Akron became an incorporated village in 1849. The village absorbed the community of Fallkirk in its growth.