The clickable images and pictures on this page show material related to Great Valley, New York. Great Valley is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,947 at the 2010 census. 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 of Great Valley is centrally located in the county, northeast of City of Salamanca.
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.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and 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.
Adjacent towns and areas
Great Valley is south of the Town of Ellicottville and north of the Town of Carrollton. The west boundary is formed by the Towns of Salamanca and Little Valley, as well as the City of Salamanca and the Allegany Reservation. Great Valley's east boundary is formed with the Towns of Humphrey and Allegany. A very small part of southwestern Great Valley borders the Town of Red House.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,145 people, 843 households, and 596 families residing in the town. The population density was 42.8 people per square mile (16.5/km²). There were 1,196 housing units at an average density of 23.8 per square mile (9.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.36% White, 0.79% African American, 1.17% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.
There were 843 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 109.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.7 males.
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Great Valley Airport (1.15 km)Great Valley Airport is a privately owned, public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) southeast of the central business district of Great Valley, a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. Facilities and aircraft Great Valley Airport covers an area of at an elevation of 1,450 feet (442 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 6/24 with a turf surface measuring 3,800 by 60 feet (1,158 x 18 m). For the 12-month period ending October 21, 2007, the airport had 7,570 aircraft operations, an average of 20 per day: 97% general aviation and 3% military.
WGGO (3.89 km) WGGO is an AM radio station located in Salamanca, New York, United States. The station broadcasts at 1590 kHz and is branded as "ESPN 1590 WGGO: The Twin Tiers' Sports Leader." It is affiliated with ESPN Radio, which is also heard in Western New York via WGR in Buffalo. History WGGO signed on June 19, 1957 under the guidance of religious broadcaster George Thayer as WNYS, although they changed their call signs fairly early in their existence. (Thayer is still alive today and continues to produce religious broadcasts.
Holiday Valley (ski resort) (7.88 km)Geography The resort is located in Ellicottville, a remote town in western New York approximately south of Buffalo. Origin Ski Mountain The ski mountain is the flagship attraction at Holliday Valley. Today the entire mountain holds 56 slopes and 13 ski lifts. Despite its relatively small size, the resort has experienced consistent growth since opening in 1958 and has erected two hotels on its property directed towards the skiing attractions. These hotels include the Inn at Holiday Valley and the Tamarack Club which opened in 2009 and holds both condominiums and hotel rooms.
Ellicottville (village), New York (8.15 km) Ellicottville is a village in Cattaraugus County, New York, USA. The population was 376 at the 2010 census. The village is named after Joseph Ellicott, principal land agent of the Holland Land Company. It lies in the southwest part of the Town of Ellicottville and is north of the City of Salamanca. Ellicottville's current mayor is Charles Coolidge. History The native name for this location was "De-as-hen-da-qua," or "place for holding court." The Holland Land Company opened an office in 1818.
Carrollton, New York (9.62 km) Carrollton is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 1,297 at the 2010 census. The name comes from an early settler. The Town of Carrollton is on the south border of Cattaraugus County. It is southeast of the City of Salamanca. History The town was first settled around 1822. The Town of Carrollton was formed in 1842 from the Town of Great Valley. In 1877, the Village of Limestone set itself off from the town by incorporating as a village.
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