Central Valley is a hamlet located in Orange County, New York, in the United States. It is located within the town of Woodbury and is situated in the southern part of the county.
Central Valley was originally inhabited by the Munsee Lenape Native American tribe. The area was later settled by European colonists, who established farms and mills in the region. The hamlet's name is derived from its location in the valley between two ridges, with the main road running through the center.
In the early 19th century, the New York and Erie Railroad was built through Central Valley, bringing increased commerce and growth to the area. In the late 19th century, the Central Valley area became known for its brick-making industry, with several large brick factories operating in the region.
During World War II, Central Valley was home to the Woodbury Army Base, which was used as a training facility for soldiers before they were deployed overseas. After the war, the base was decommissioned and the land was eventually sold to private developers.
Today, Central Valley is a popular shopping destination, with the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets located just outside the hamlet. The outlets draw visitors from across the region and contribute significantly to the local economy.