The City of Valley, which is Chambers County’s largest city by population, is a mixture of new and old. The city was formed in 1980 by incorporating four old, historic textile mill villages: Fairfax, Langdale, Riverview, and Shawmut. These villages were created long ago to house employees of southern textile mills which were located in the center of each village’s life. With the decline of the American textile industry, the City of Valley had to reinvent itself. What was once the center of textile manufacturing is now Chambers County’s center for commerce. Thanks to progressive and bold leadership, the city has becoming a pleasant, modern bedroom community with easy access to jobs, recreation, culture and nature.