Valley, class of 2003, designated 2006, cityofvalley.com
Valley was incorporated in 1980 combining the four textile mill villages of Fairfax, Langdale, Riverview, and Shawmut. The city lies on the banks of the Chattahoochee River – the state border between Alabama and Georgia – and is located in Chambers County on Interstate 85 halfway between Montgomery and Atlanta. It is 75 miles southwest of Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport and 85 miles northeast of Montgomery Regional Airport-Dannelly Field Airport.
With a population of just over 10,500, Valley has a proud southern, textile-mill heritage and is committed to preserving the historic structures that still exist in the community. The Fairfax, Langdale, Riverview and Shawmut historic districts are all on the National Register of Historic Districts and the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. The Valley Community Center offers fitness facilities that include racquetball courts, and an adjacent sports complex has multi-use athletics fields, tennis courts and soccer fields. Outdoor recreational opportunities include a 7.1-mile walking track built on the bed of the former Chattahoochee Valley Railway, and the Chattahoochee River, which borders the town on the east, offers fishing, swimming and boating opportunities.