Welcome to VisitBigValley.com. You'll see all we have to offer not only in the beauty of the natural scenery, but the shopping, dining, recreation and sit seeing. Big Valley is nestled in the mountains of central Pennsylvania and is a host to the beautiful small communities of Allensville, Belleville and Reedsville. The rural life is at it's best with our Amish community playing a big part. We invite you to come visit and experience all we have to offer!
Thank you for visiting the Big Valley, Mifflin County, PA.
Before settlers came to Mifflin County, the area was home to several tribes of Native Americans. One of the most well known chiefs was Chief Kishacoquillas of the Shawnee tribe. The Shawnee chief was friendly to the English, warning settlers of attacks from other tribes on several occasions. The English held Chief Kishacoquillas in high regard, so much so that a 1749 map of the Juniata River Valley identifies a creek that bears his name as well as the valley running between the Jacks Mountain and Stone Mountain in Mifflin County.
Before a school consolidation in Mifflin County an area high school bore the name Kishacoquillas. The photo is a painting of Chief Kishacoquillas by Anne Kepler Fisher, that graced the hall of Kishacoquillas High School, and is now the property of the Mifflin County Historical Society.
Today many businesses have taken the abbreviated form of Kishacoquillas, “Kish”, as part of their name.
Travel Route 655 and enjoy the beautiful scenery, farmland and mountains. Stop by the many specialty shops located on the center map of this brochure. Visit the museums and then enjoy a delicious meal at one of the area restaurants. Continue your stay at a bed and breakfast or hotel, and we invite you to come again to the beautiful Big Valley!
Visit our Pa State Parks which are: Greenwood State Park, Whipple Dam State Park, Reeds Gap State Park, Poe Valley State Park and website.
Click here to view a Video Slideshow of some of the sights and sounds of Big Valley. The video is a large file and may take considerable time to download, depending on your connection speed (50mb). You will need Quicktime ® player which is a free download from the Apple© web site. Get it by clicking here.
Check out the latest publication of Big Valley Beckons You. It is in PDF format and is 7.2mb in size. Click here to download it.
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