Introduction to Tifton, Georgia
Captain Henry Harding Tift of Mystic, Connecticut, came to this region in the mid 1800s to harvest timber for his family shipbuilding business. He built a sawmill in the area, and the community was called 'Tifts Town' in his honor. In 1890, the name was changed to Tifton. The place was laid out in the same format as that of Mystic, Connecticut. Tifton officially became the 'Reading Capital of the World' in the year 2000.
Tifton and nearby Attractions
- Georgia Agrirama Living History Museum
- Tifton Museum of Arts & Heritage
- Wesleyan Methodist Church
- Marys Pond
- Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site
- Fulwood Park
Things To Do In Tifton
The Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site houses a Civil War museum. The Georgia Agrirama Living History Museum and the Tifton Museum of Arts & Heritage also provide valuable information about the history and culture of the region. Marys Pond and Fullwood Lake are among the stunning reservoirs in the city where one can also enjoy a host of recreational and fitness activities. The city of Tifton also celebrates the Love Affair Fine Arts Festival every May.
Facilities for air transportation are provided by the Moody AFB Airport.
Tifton Higher Education
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is the local institute of higher education. Albany State University and Valdosta State University also offer opportunities for higher learning.