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

Fun at previous Regatta
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

This year's 2017 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 6, 2017.  Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants.

picking out pumpkin 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 this area. 

Places

pumpkins

Purchase locally grown produce seasonally.

Sewing and Knitting supplies at Litlgeni's

Sorry, this business has closed.

 

Photo of Katy's Fly In Restaurant

Katy's Fly-in Restaurant is directly across from Great Valley Airport so local pilots have plenty of room to land and park for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Great Salads, Burgers and Beer and Wine for non-pilots! We hear the pizza is SUPERB.

Currently open 7 days a week, 7am - 9pm.

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Travel Guide

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Over 150,000 visitors to Pumpkinville

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