Great Valley, New York

Great Valley is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York.  The town is named after its local geographical setting, a relative comparison of two tributaries (the other being the neighboring Little Valley) of the Allegheny River.

The town was first settled around 1812. The Town of Great Valley was formed in 1818, taken from part of the Town of Olean. In 1831, the Town of Allegany was made from the southeast part of Great Valley, and in 1842 the Town of Carrollton was made from the southwest part of Great Valley.  Part of the Allegany Reservation was annexed in 1847.

It is an interior town, lying just a little south of the center of Cattaraugus County. Its surface is mountainous and hilly upland. The highest summit, near the southwest corner, is 1300 feet above the river. The Allegany River flows through the southwest corner, receiving the Great Valley Creek as tributary.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.2 square miles, of which, 50.2 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it (0.06%) is water.

The Allegheny River flows through the southeast corner of the town, and the Great Valley Creek is an important stream in the town.

US Route 219 is a major north-south highway in the town and intersects New York State Route 98 in Great Valley village.

Great Valley Station, Killbuck post office, is a hamlet , in the south, on the mouth of Great Valley Creek. Peth is another small named area.

Upcoming Events

Pumpkinville Photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:00am - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 7:00pm

A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in all of WNY.  This year Curious George character will appear two weekends, Sept. 23 and 24, and Sept. 30 and Oct. 1st.  Curious George is also featured in the 10-acre Pumpkinville corn maze! 

Places

Photo of Grace Depot House

This victorian home sleeps 8+ and has all the amenities you would require.  Check out their website for more information and availability.

Photo of Schultz's pumpkins

Schultz's is a seasonal produce stand.  Here you'll find the BEST sweet corn around as well as the most beautiful pumpkins for pies, Halloween and for fall decorating.  All LOCALLY GROWN !!

Photo of display in shop

Check out this eclectic mix of unusual, classic, trendy, fun furniture and home accessories in a 4,000 square foot multi-dealer shop.

Thursdays through Monday 11am - 5pm.  Also by chance or appointment.

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