Tift County

Tift County (HMQQZ)

Location: Tifton, GA 31794 Tift County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 27.247', W 83° 30.476'

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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.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number137-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 261684 N 3482653
Decimal Degrees31.45411667, -83.50793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 27.247', W 83° 30.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 27' 14.82" N, 83° 30' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 159-299 E 2 Nd St, Tifton GA 31794, US
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