The suburban community of Mapleton, New York is the setting for the HBO drama 'The Leftovers,' based on the Tom Perrota book of the same title. So where is Mapleton?

There are two locations in New York known by the name Mapleton, but likely neither are the setting for 'The Leftovers.' The Mapleton in the story is a suburban community. Neither real-life Mapleton fits that bill.

Mapleton, Niagara County

There is a small hamlet named Mapleton in the town of Pendleton in Niagara County. This Mapleton is west of Niagara Falls and south of Lockport.

Mapleton, Kings County

There is a neighborhood in Brooklyn also named Mapleton. Located along 18th Avenue, the community gives its name to New York's P.S. 48, Mapleton