Prior to 1868, the village of Ellicottville was
the county seat, but the presence of a railroad line in Little Valley
prompted a move. The village of Little Valley was incorporated in 1876.
The railroad line shut down around 1990.
Valley post office is the only village
structure listed on the National
Register of Historic Places.
Ironically, the building is one of the newer buildings in
the town, constructed in 1941. Several other buildings (such as the
Civil War Memorial Building in 1911 and the former Little Valley Central
School building in 1921, as well as many of the houses) are
significantly older than the post office.
Ira Joe Fisher, a daytime television
personality and weather reporter, spent most of his childhood in Little
Welcome to the
Official Website for the Village of Little Valley, NY
"The Village of Little Valley is located in
Cattaraugus County, New York. Little Valley is the county seat of
Cattaraugus County and also the location of the county fair (held in
August in the fairgrounds north of the village). The village is
north of Salamanca.
Little Valley offers its own municipal electric service through an
affiliation with National Grid, as well as municipal water, sewer, and
Little Valley's main attraction is Little Valley Speedway, a half-mile
dirt track used for stock car racing and demolition derbies during the