About This Place
Ripley is a town on Lake Erie in the westernmost part of Chautauqua County, New York, USA. The population was 2,636 at the 2000 census. The town was named after General Eleazer Wheelock Ripley. There are no incorporated villages in the town, but there is one CDP: Ripley.
Ripley was first settled around 1804 in the vicinity of Ripley village. The town was established in 1817 from part of the Portland.
Much of the recent economy of the town is based on growing fruit, especially concord grapes.