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.

Places

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.

Photo of Grace Depot House

This victorian home sleeps 8+ and has all the amenities you would require. Amenities include a washer/dryer with laundry soap included, a gas fireplace, a garage, and off street parking for RV/Boat/Trailer.  High Definition Cable, a Blue Ray DVD Player, 46" LCD HDTV, wireless internet, and a CD Player/Radio will give you all the comforts of home! 

Photo of Go-Karts racing around the track at Chapel Hill Raceway

Go-Kart racing on a paved track featuring TQ Midgets/INEX Legends/Karts.  Formerly, this was a go-kart track but was converted with fencing put up.  It is now a racing facility that has speciality events.  They do races 3-4x per year, usually in May, June and October around Ellicottville's Fall Festival.  Anyone can come watch the action and there is a full concession stand

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Travel Guide

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Huge Outdoor Sculpture Park

Griffis Sculpture Park is located on over 400 acres and holds over 250 sculptures.

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