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Overview

Introduction to Fort Valley, Georgia

Located in Peach county, Fort Valley, Georgia, is 24 miles SW of Macon, Georgia (center to center) and 87 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Macon area.

Fort Valley History

In the 1820s, a Native American trade post was set up in the area where two early Indian rails intersected. It was settled by James Abbington Everett, a North Carolinian. He was later joined by Allen and William Wiggins, Peter Greene, and Mathew Dorsey. This trade post signaled the beginning of the Fort Valley community. There are many stories regarding the origin of the name of this area. It is said that the city was named 'Fox Valley' by Everett; however, the name was misread by the post office officials as 'Fort Valley.' Other sources state that the community was named in honor of Arthur Fort, a Revolutionary War hero and a friend of Everett.

Fort Valley and nearby Attractions

  • Tubman African-American Museum
  • Franklin D Roosevelt State Park
  • Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base
  • Indian Springs State Park
  • Georgia Music Hall of Fame
  • Sprewell Bluff State Park

Things To Do In Fort Valley

The Tilford Winery and Farms, Greater Georgia Amusements LLC, and Club House McKenzie Memorial are located in the town. There are many parks in the community including Sprewell Bluff State Park, Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, Indian Springs State Park, and Franklin D Roosevelt State Park. The First Baptist Church of Fort Valley, Union Baptist Church, First Methodist Church, and Trinity Baptist Church are the town's churches. The community also hosts annual festivals such as the Georgia Peach Festival and the Fall Festival.

Fort Valley Transportation

Middle Georgia Regional Airport is located nearby.

Fort Valley Higher Education

Higher education is available at Central Georgia Technical College, Fort Valley State University, and Albany State University.

People

Total Population9,192
Male Share of the Population45.9%
Female Share of the Population54.1%
Senior Citizens8.5%
Employed Population 16+2,800
Age of the Population23

Families

% of people married21.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.1%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$27,163
% Above Poverty Level54.8%
% Below Poverty Level45.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work10.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone33.3%
Median Gross Rent$615
Median House Value$77,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.1%
US/American0%
English2.1%
Irish1.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fort Valley Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 24 miles SW of Macon, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City87 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
CountyPeach
Metro AreaMacon
Standard Zip Codes31030
Phone Area Codes478
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude32.553
Longitude-83.887

Fort Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMARSHALLVILLE
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 56 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationBYRON EXPERIMENT STN
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp35 to 56 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationTHOMASTON 2 S
Distance33.1 miles
Jan Temp31 to 57 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Byron4,818$58,438
Centerville7,519$64,338
Marshallville1,359$43,409
Perry14,991$52,500
Reynolds1,257$39,922
Roberta843$24,474

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fort Valley Public Libraries

Library
Peach County Public Libraries
315 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DRIVE
Fort Valley, Georgia
(478) 825-1640

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Fort Valley Hospitals

PEACH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
601 BLUE BIRD BOULEVARD
(478) 825-8691
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fort Valley High Schools

PEACH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
900 CAMPUS DRIVE
478-825-8258
Serves 1,106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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