During the school year, the community gathers to cheer the school volleyball teams, football teams, and basketball teams on to victory.
Christmas gives the music department a chance to shine during the vocal/instrumental program.
The City operates a public swimming pool. Kids' summer baseball/softball gives the kids an opportunity to excel in summer sports.
The Labor Day Parade is one of our best community events. Also included in the festivities is a 5K fun-run, egg toss, and ranch rodeo.
City Clerk, Emili Leniton Moore, will answer your questions
about water and sewer services.
Please give her a call at 620-758-2244.
Caney Valley Electric Co-op 620-758-2261
Fire Department 620-758-2567
Natural Gas 888-286-6700
Newspaper-Cedar Vale Lookout
Public Library 620-758-2598
Police Department 620-758-2951
SKTC (cable, phone, internet) 888-758-8976
US Post Office 620-758-2296
Cedar Vale was founded in 1869 by J. R. Marsh, who was "hunting a place of peace and rest." He was captivated by the local tall-grass prairie, the beauty of nearby Lookout Mountain, and the rich bottom-land of the Caney River Valley. Platted the following year, the town was laid out on the diagonal, rather than aligning with N-S compass points. This layout gave an unobstructed view of the Caney River and Cedar Creek Valleys.
Cedar Vale today has been referred to as "The Gem of the Sunflower State ... the most enterprising Little City on Earth" in a book entitled, Dawn of the Twentieth Century 1901. Located just south of US Highway 166 in western Chautauqua County, Cedar Vale is home to an outstanding museum housed in the old Adams Mercantile building. Cedar Creek, located just south of town, was so covered with cedar trees that when the town company was organized,
the town was named Cedar Vale.