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Peach County Historical Society

Preserving The Past For A Better Future

Membership (Single - $25 - Family - $35 - Business - $50 - Sustaining - $100 - Life - $500. Please mail to Peach County Historical Society
PO Box 889, Fort Valley, GA 31030

General Membership Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of - January, March, May, July, September & November at The  McArthur-Saxon House.

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Historic Churches

Past Events



Educational Programs

Each year the Society sponsors a Georgia History project for 8th graders. The three winners are awarded Savings Bonds courtesy of the local banks.

Historical Tours for school groups are also planned.

Historical Homes

McArthur-Saxon House

Evans-Cantrell House

Pineola-Bassett Knight House

Fincher - Adamson House

Marchman-Lacey House


Historical Churches

Fort Valley United Methodist Church

Past Events





Peach County was created from parts of Houston and Macon Counties in 1924 and was named for the area's abundant peach crop. Prior to 1821 the area had been a part of the vast hunting grounds of the Creek Nation. Many of the first settlers were descendants of those Virginians and Carolinians who a century earlier had been attracted to Georgia.


Peach County Chamber of Commerce


Annual Peach Festival

American Camellia Society
Located 5 miles south of Fort Valley on Hwy 49. Eight acres of camellias! Japanese and Rose Gardens

Peach County GAGenWeb
Devoted to Genealogy -- query boards, mailing list

Central Georgia Genealogical Society
This Society covers 27 counties located in Central Georgia. It publishes a Quarterly and conducts classes for beginning genealogists. It has also published numerous county books.

Peach County GAGenWeb Archives
Devoted to Genealogy -- Cemetery listings; historic documents

Houston County GAGenWeb
Because Peach County is so intertwined in its history with Houston County, you may want to visit this page devoted to Genealogy -- query boards, mailing list, military history

Macon County GAGenWeb
Because Peach County is so intertwined in its history with Macon County, you may want to visit this page devoted to Genealogy -- query boards, mailing list, military history

Books about Peach County

The History of Peach County by DAR - Gov. Treulen Chapter Available from :
Thomas Public Library
315 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Fort Valley, Georgia 31030
Phone (912) 825-1640/Fax (912) 825-2061
Mrs. Matthews
Priced:$30.00 with a $5.00 S/H

Image of America Peach County, The World's Peach Paradise, by Marilyn Neisler Windham, 1997.
This book is largely pictorial, but has some names. No index.
The price is $17.00 and can be purchased directly from : Marilyn N. Windham, 306 College Street, Fort Valley, Ga. 31030.

Oakland Cemetery, Fort Valley by Guelda L. Hay, Millie C. Stewart and Davine Campbell. 177 pages. Indexed. $20.00. Ordering information.

Central of Georgia Railway and Connecting Lines by (Richard E. Prince) Many photos by Mr. Hugh Moss Comer. This Railroad goes through Peach County and was very important in the early history of the area.

Doctor Roger's Ordeal by Mr. Homer Avera, pharmacist who had Avera Drugs. Fiction. About a middle Georgia physician during the 1860's. Contains many references to accurate historical characters and events from Fort Valley to Savannah to Jefferson to Andersonville. Possibly the only copy of the book resides at Avera Drug Company in Fort Valley, and bears the hand-written inscription "property of Homer L. Avera".

A Story Untold by Thelma R. Brown. The story of African-American business leaders in Fort Valley and others "who were first to break barriers." The author's address is 280 Jones St. Fort Valley, Ga. 31030.

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