“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tift County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Tift County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Tift County, GA (13) Berrien County, GA (8) Colquitt County, GA (16) Cook County, GA (10) Irwin County, GA (12) Turner County, GA (1) Worth County, GA (5)  TiftCounty(13) Tift County (13)  BerrienCounty(8) Berrien County (8)  ColquittCounty(16) Colquitt County (16)  CookCounty(10) Cook County (10)  IrwinCounty(12) Irwin County (12)  TurnerCounty(1) Turner County (1)  WorthCounty(5) Worth County (5)
Tifton is the county seat for Tift County
Adjacent to Tift County, Georgia
      Berrien County (8)  
      Colquitt County (16)  
      Cook County (10)  
      Irwin County (12)  
      Turner County (1)  
      Worth County (5)  
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1 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — "Major" Jack L. Woolard1948-2008
Jack Woolard served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971. He served as a Sergeant aboard an AC-130 Gunship in the Spectre Squadron in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. After receiving an Honorable Discharge, he moved to Tifton. Woolard began . . . Map (db m197690) HM WM
2 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — A.V. "Bubba" Akin1920-2000 — A Native of Ashburn, Georgia —
He served his country honorably in World War II. After his military service, he diligently served his fellow veterans as the Veterans Service Officer for the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, covering Tift, Turner, Ben Hill, Irwin and Worth . . . Map (db m197697) HM WM
3 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — Henry Bostick1922-2006
Henry Bostick was born in Ware County on November 22, 1922. He attended Tifton schools and was a popular member of the Tifton High School Blue Devils football team. Bostick enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school and served 4 years. Three of . . . Map (db m197698) HM WM
4 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — Henry Tift Myers1907-1968
Lt. Col. Henry Tift Myers was born in the Myon Hotel in Tifton on September 16, 1907. He graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1925 and the University of Georgia in 1929. He joined the Army Air Corps, graduating at the top of his class in 1932. . . . Map (db m197699) HM
5 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — 137-2 — Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park>>>------>
On May 4, 1865, Jefferson Davis arrived in Washington, Georgia (178 miles NE of the Park), where he performed his last duties as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, with a small staff and escort, he departed enroute . . . Map (db m39992) HM
6 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — John Larkin Wright, Lieutenant Colonel, USAFAugust 15, 1915 - January 2, 2006
John Larkin Wright, born in Des Moines, Iowa, received his formal education at Milliken University in Decatur, Illinois, and the Drake Conservatory of Music in Des Moines, Iowa. Enlisting in the United States Army Air Corps, Wright served as a . . . Map (db m197695) HM WM
7 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — M60A3 Tank
The M60A3 tank weighing 105,060 lbs. was designed to function as one of the main assault vehicles of an Armor/Mechanized Infantry/Infantry Division. This tank had a Continental Diesel Engine that had an allowable speed of 30 MPH. It had a cruising . . . Map (db m197676) HM WM
8 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars. Military Order of the Purple Heart, 1782/1932. “My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country's way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind . . . Map (db m197700) WM
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9 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — Susan Lane Tillman Moore
Born in Madison County, Florida on September 7, 1867. Susan Lane Tillman Moore was the first woman elected by popular vote to serve two terms in the Georgia State Senate. She resided at this house until her death on May 5, 1951. After attending . . . Map (db m80169) HM
10 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — The Dwight David Eisenhower Memorial GardensA Tribute to the Georgia Interstate Highway System
The Interstate Highway System, which began in Georgia adjacent to this site, created a vital link that has united this country and provided the background of support necessary for sustained economic growth. It has provided the United States the . . . Map (db m58570) HM
11 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — The Olympic Torch Paused at this Site
On July 11, 1996 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 Tifton Torchbearers . . . Map (db m196771) HM
12 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — 137-1 — Tift County
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 . . . Map (db m39993) HM
13 Georgia, Tift County, Tifton — William W. Outerbridge, Rear Admiral, USNApril 1906 - September 1986
William W. Outerbridge was born in Hong Kong, China on 14 April 1906, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1927. He served in several billets before taking command of the destroyer USS Ward at Pearl Harbor. Patrolling off . . . Map (db m197696) HM
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Dec. 2, 2023