Latitude / Longitude:
42°1′58″N 78°59′36″W / 42.03278°N 78.99333°W / 42.03278
1,411 ft (430 m)
Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
South Valley is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 264 at the 2010 census. The name is from the town’s geographical attributes. The town is in the southwest corner of the county. It is east of the city of Jamestown.
The town was first settled in 1798 by Quaker missionaries, who attempted to teach the local Indians agriculture and skills needed to cooperate with non-native settlers. The Quakers started a school in 1803 and erected a sawmill in 1812, but the mill caused dissension in the tribe and, at the request of Seneca leaders Cornplanter and Handsome Lake, was pulled down.
A few scattered businesses operate in the town, including two prominent restaurants, the Horseshoe Inn on West Bank Perimeter Road and the Nic-L-Inn on Bone Run Road. Some small convenience stores and boating supply shops operate near the marina.
If Onoville had ever been assigned a ZIP Code, it would have likely been 14764, as gaps in the United States Postal Service’s online database have ZIP codes 14761 to 14764 missing, with a town name somewhere alphabetically between Olean and Oramel; as Olean is substantially larger and ZIP Codes 14761 through 14763 were likely reserved for it but never used, it is unknown whether 14764 was reserved for Olean or Onoville). If the ZIP Code had been assigned, it likely was never used, since by the time ZIP Codes were rolled out outside the cities in 1963, the Kinzua Dam was already being built.