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Forsyth in Monroe County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bessie Tift College

 
 
Bessie Tift College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
1. Bessie Tift College Marker
Inscription. In 1864-1865 the buildings and grounds of this institution then known as Monroe Female College were used as a Confederate hospital, while classes met in private homes
 
Erected 1936 by Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.).
 
Location. 33° 2.109′ N, 83° 56.017′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Georgia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Tift College Drive and Indian Springs Drive, on the right when traveling west on Tift College Drive. Click for map. The marker is near the (now restored) old college entrance gate. Marker is in this post office area: Forsyth GA 31029, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgia Militia at Forsyth (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Hospital Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tift College (approx. mile away); Confederate Dead and Hospitals (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forsyth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Where Uncle Remus Came of Age (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monroe County (approx. 0.3 miles away); State Teachers and Agricultural College/Hubbard Training School (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Forsyth.
 
Regarding Bessie Tift College.
Bessie Tift College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
2. Bessie Tift College Marker
The college was founded in 1849 as the Forsyth Female Collegiate Institute. It was renamed Monroe Female College in 1857 and became Bessie Tift College in 1907. The name was shortened to Tift College in 1956. Tift College merged with Mercer University in 1986 and was closed by Mercer in 1987. In 2010, the campus became the headquarters of the Georgia Department of Corrections.
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
Bessie Tift College Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 15, 2012
3. Bessie Tift College Marker
 
 
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