Fort Valley is a city in and the county seat of Peach County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 9,815. Fort Valley is the corporate headquarters of the Blue Bird Corporation, a large manufacturer of buses. The city is home to Fort Valley State University, a Historically Black College and University. The city is in the Macon metropolitan area. The name Fort Valley is a mystery, as the town is not or did not have a fort.