Peach County is a unique blend of the past and the present. It is Georgia's youngest county, and it also holds the historic distinction of being Georgia's last new county. It is growing, energetic, optimistic and progressive ... a place where people from all walks of life can find an environment to suit their lifestyles. It is alive with community spirit, with pride, with excitement and cultural diversity. All in all, it's a great place to live, own a business, work and play.
Conveniently located near Georgia's major interstate highway and the world's busiest airport, Peach County was founded in 1924 and was the last county to be created in the state. The population is estimated at 27,622 by the census bureau, as of the 2012 census. Byron and Fort Valley are the county's two incorporated cities and Fort Valley is the county seat.
Peach County is home to Blue Bird, one of the world's largest manufacturers of school and transit buses, and is the epicenter of the state's famous Peach industry. With good public schools, quality healthcare, a respected state university, the national headquarters of the American Camellia Society, a thriving pecan industry and progressive leadership, Peach County is poised to become one of the state's premiere counties.
At the core of these efforts is the county's leading business organization, the Peach Regional Chamber of Commerce. Led by a board of directors composed of the area's business elite, the organization has nearly 300 members.