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Albany in Dougherty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Nelson Tift

1836

 
 
Nelson Tift Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2021
1. Nelson Tift Marker
Inscription.  Nelson Tift settled the area as a commercial venture in 1836 in the hopes of establishing a cotton trade using the river to transport the crop to the market. He named it Albany, in honor of Albany, New York, which was also at the head of navigation on the river.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 31° 34.657′ N, 84° 8.947′ W. Marker is in Albany, Georgia, in Dougherty County. Marker is on North Front Street south of Pine Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker and sculpture are located along the sidewalk, across North Front Street to the west from the Albany Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany GA 31701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bridge House (a few steps from this marker); Flint River Bridge World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ray Charles (about 600 feet away); The Exchange Building (about
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700 feet away); The Albany Herald (about 700 feet away); C.B. (Chevene Bowers) King (about 800 feet away); City of Albany (about 800 feet away); British Royal Air Force Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Colonel Nelson Tift
 
Also see . . .  Nelson Tift.
Northern merchant and entrepreneur Nelson Tift founded Albany in October 1836. Born in 1810 to a Connecticut mercantile family, Nelson followed his father into business and into the South. Tift’s arrival coincided with the expansion of cotton culture into southwest Georgia. Tift’s business acumen located him at the hub of southwest Georgia’s traffic in land, cotton, and enslaved laborers.
(Submitted on November 28, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Nelson Tift Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2021
2. Nelson Tift Sculpture
Nelson Tift Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2021
3. Nelson Tift Marker
Nelson Tift Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 5, 2021
4. Nelson Tift Marker
(looking southwest • North Front Street is to the left)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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