Marker Text: 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.
Tips for Finding This Marker: At Peach County courthouse in Fort Valley.