Forsyth in Monroe County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 102-7.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 2.111′ N, 83° 55.767′ W. Marker is in Forsyth, Georgia, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Tift College Drive and Dungan Street, on the right when traveling west on Tift College Drive. Touch for map. 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. Confederate Hospital Camp (approx. ¼ mile away); Bessie Tift College (approx. ¼ mile away); Georgia Militia at Forsyth Confederate Dead and Hospitals (approx. half a mile away); Forsyth (approx. 0.6 miles away); Where Uncle Remus Came of Age (approx. 0.6 miles away); Monroe County (approx. 0.6 miles away); State Teachers and Agricultural College/Hubbard Training School (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forsyth.
Regarding Tift College. Tift College merged with Mercer University in Macon in 1986, and was closed in 1987. After several attempts to sell the campus or find other uses, the state has acquired the property and is remodeling it to become the Headquarters of the State Department of Corrections in 2010.
Categories. • 20th Century • Antebellum South, US • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.