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

Nada Regatta Music Festival
Fri, 06/09/2023 - 3:00pm - Sat, 06/10/2023 - 11:30pm

Great Valley Fire Company will host their first Nada Regatta Music Festival on June 9th and 10th. 

There will be a 50/50 raffle, food vendors, beer served at the Clubhouse, and live music all weekend by:

Races at Chapel Hill Raceway
Sat, 06/24/2023 - 3:00pm

The Mighty Midgets will return to Chapel Hill Raceway on June 24th at 3:00pm. We expect a field of over 20 tq's to take on the 1/7th mile bullring.

And, for the 1st time, we welcome in the New York Champ Kart Series. This traveling Champ Kart series brings 3 divisions, Junior(5-9), Junior(10-14) and Senior. This is a dirt series, but after seeing videos of CHR and some conversations, they decided to give it a go, and we couldn't be happier to have them.


Pumpkinville in Cattaraugus County

From mid-September through October, Pumpkinville is open for fun, food and excitement.

Photo of fresh produce

Hall's sells fresh, home-grown produce seasonally, including great sweet corn, beautiful pumpkins and fall mums.  They also sell freshly cut Christmas trees for the holidays!

Photo of shop

A family owned and operated "hobby" shop.

While bow hunting is a seasonal sport, the Auges hope to make their shop more of a year-round venture. Owners Don and Carl said they plan to carry more inventory, will hold classes for bow hunting licenses with their three certified bow instructors and want to open up indoor practice lanes.