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Fort Valley in Peach County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Peach County

 
 
Peach County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
1. Peach County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Act of the Legislature July 18, 1924, is named for one of Georgia's leading crops, the Georgia Peach known throughout the nation and beyond. The famous Elberta Peach was developed in Georgia by Samuel B. Rumph and is grown widely in this area. Among the first County Offices were: Sheriff George D. Anderson, Clerk of Superior Court Emmett Houser, Ordinary M.C. Moseley, Tax Receiver C.N. Rountree, Tax Collector T.E. Tharpe, Treasurer C.E. Martin, Coroner W.H. Hafer and Surveyor T.F. Flournoy.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 111-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 18, 1835.
 
Location. 32° 33.223′ N, 83° 53.28′ W. Marker is in Fort Valley, Georgia, in Peach County. Marker is on West Church Street, 0 miles west of Anderson Avenue, on the right when traveling east. The marker stands in front of the Peach County Courthouse. Touch for map
Peach County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
2. Peach County Marker
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 West Church Street, Fort Valley GA 31030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James A. Everett (a few steps from this marker); Peach County World War I & II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Dead (approx. one mile away); St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away); Hunt-Bond-Troup Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Home of Samuel Henry Rumph (approx. 7˝ miles away); Jailhouse Park / City of Byron (approx. 10.2 miles away); Byron Jail (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Valley.
 
Peach County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
3. Peach County Marker
The Fort Valley City Hall is in the background, across West Church Street.
Peach County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
4. Peach County Courthouse and Marker
The courthouse was built in 1936.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022