Valentine Historical Timeline

Before 1880, Valentine was just a farm owned by Allen B.H.McGee. McGee farmed the land and built several homes and a famous farm.

In the early 1880’s, McGee and others built a racetrack called the Interstate Fairgrounds west of Pennsylvania, where horse and even chariot races brought great crowds. But a land boom in 1887 made the racetrack property so popular that it was sold and platted as the Roanoke subdivision.