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Peach County

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Incorporated Date: 
July 8, 1924
Population: 
26,736
Total Area: 
151.1 sq mi
Contact Information
205 West Church St., Suite 204
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Phone Number: 
(478) 825-2535
Fax Number: 
(478) 825-2678

Peach County, the youngest of all Georgia counties, built out of Houston and Macon counties in 1924. It takes its name from the region's most famous crop and the state's most beloved symbol. Originally called Fox Valley, the county seat got its new name when a legislative clerk mistakenly jotted down "Fort Valley." Residents decided it would be less trouble to say "Fort" than to change the legislative act.