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Tifton in Tift County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tift County

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
1. Tift County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Act of the Legislature August 17, 1905, is officially named for Nelson Tift, well known businessman, legislator and Mayor of Albany. The organizers also had in mind his nephew Henry Harding Tift, who founded Tifton in 1872 when he built a sawmill and commissary here though the first postoffice was not established until 1887. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff J.B. Baker, Ordinary W.S. Walker, Clerk J.E. Peoples, Tax Receiver J.A. Marchant, Tax Collector J. Henry Hutchinson, Treasurer S. F. Overstreet, Coroner J.E. Johns and Surveyor J.T. Webb.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 137-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 31° 27.247′ N, 83° 30.476′ W. Marker is in Tifton, Georgia, in Tift County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street East and Tift Avenue, on the left when traveling east on 2nd
Tift County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
2. Tift County Marker
Street East. The marker stands in front of the Tift County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 237 2nd St E, Tifton GA 31794, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Susan Lane Tillman Moore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Dwight David Eisenhower Memorial Gardens (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park (approx. 15.3 miles away).
 
Tift County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
3. Tift County Marker
Looking west on West Second Street
Tift County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
4. Tift County Marker
Looking east on West 2nd Street, at the intersection with Tift Avenue.
Tift County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
5. Tift County Marker
The marker in front of the Tift County Courthouse
Tift County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
6. Tift County Courthouse
This is the original Tift County Courthouse, built in 1913; W. A. Edwards was the architect and J. F. Jenkins & Company were the builders. The courthouse cost $54,700.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 31, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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