Tifton in Tift County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Olympic Torch Paused at this Site
The Olympic Torch
paused at this site
on its way to the
1996 Centennial Olympic Games
in Atlanta, Georgia
This plaque is
dedicated to the commitment of
all the volunteers of
Focus on the Flame Tifton 1996
Thad Brewer Luz Marti
Nancy Mark Clinton Range
Ryan Vicars Justin Womak
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Peace • Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is July 11, 1996.
Location. 31° 27.19′ N, 83° 30.573′ W. Marker is in Tifton, Georgia, in Tift County. Marker is on Main Street South (Love Avenue) (U.S. 41) just north of 1st Street East, on the right when traveling north. Marker and monument are located in the small park on the south side of the railroad tracks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tifton GA 31794, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Major" Jack L. Woolard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (about 300 feet away); John Larkin Wright, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (about 300 feet away); William W. Outerbridge, Rear Admiral, USNA.V. "Bubba" Akin (about 300 feet away); Henry Bostick (about 300 feet away); Henry Tift Myers (about 300 feet away); M60A3 Tank (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tifton.
Also see . . . 1996 Summer Olympics torch relay.
The 1996 Summer Olympics torch relay was run from April 27, 1996, until July 19, 1996, prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The route covered 16,699 miles across the United States and included a trek on the Pony Express, a ride on the Union Pacific Railroad, and a torch was taken into space for the first time. The relay involved over 12,000 torchbearers, including Muhammad Ali, who was chosen to light the Olympic cauldron.(Submitted on April 28, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.