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Faville Falls

The Violet Festival has started, so I decided to check out Faville Falls. Faville Falls is located one and half miles west of Dolgeville using Peckville Rd. It has a nice walk bridge and a picnic area below the falls. Take care on the path descending to the creek. The township is Manheim
The falls is the site where John faville built a saw and grist mill in 1795. He was one of the first settlers of the area. I got this information from the Dolgeville Mill and Dolgeville Info websites.
The creek name is Ransom Creek. I have seen it labeled Gillet on a few maps. Looking on a topo map I found one of the tributaries originate by Barto Hill. It flows southeast to Kyser Lake which is East Canada Creek. Looking west from Lyon Flats on Lyon Rd., you will see a ravine. Beyond the ravine is a ridge of hills. At the falls Ransom Creek descends from the hills to join the East Canada. It meanders around the south and western boundary of the village carving a ravine. You get a feel of this driving in and out of Dolgeville on 167 or driving down Hilts Rd. It's like the moat of Dolgeville.

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