Fort Valley is a city in and the county seat of Peach County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 9,815.
The city is in the Macon metropolitan area.
|Fort Valley, Georgia|
Fort Valley City Hall
|Nickname(s): "Peach Capital of Georgia"|
|Motto: "Where Caring Is A Way Of Life"|
Location in Peach County and the state of Georgia
The name Fort Valley is a mystery, as the town has never had a fort. It is believed by historians that the name was mistakenly changed in a transcription error when the Post office was named. The area was originally thought to be called Fox Valley.
Founded in 1836, Fort Valley was incorporated as a town in 1854 and as a city in 1907. In 1924, Fort Valley was designated seat of the newly formed Peach County.
Fort Valley was the backdrop for a LIFE magazine feature story in the March 22, 1943 edition. The World War II-era story focused on the town's sponsoring of the "Ham and Egg Show," a contest held by African-American farmers to highlight ham and poultry production in Peach County, Georgia
Fort Valley is located at (32.55, -83.89).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), all land.
The Peach County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of three elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school. The district has 270 full-time teachers and over 3,927 students.