Tift County

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Tift

Tift County is named for Nelson Tift, who was the founder of the City of Albany, Georgia, local judge, member of Congress, and also for Henry Harding Tift, who founded Tifton.

 

Created:  August 17, 1905

County Seat: 

Tifton  1905 – present

 

County Courthouse – Tifton 

 

Location:  237 East 2nd Street / North Tift Avenue

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Beaux Arts Classicism

Architect:  W A Edwards

Contractor:  J F Jenkins & Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story brown-buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front has a central porch supported by four columns rising to a a wide header with crest at the roof line. The entrance is recessed. A projecting cornice runs between the second and third stories. There is stone trim at the windows. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

County Administration – Tifton 

 

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Location:  225 North Tift Avenue / East 3rd Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the northeast of the courthouse and served as a high school until 1962. In 1974, the building became the Charles A Kent Administration Building.

 

Courthouses: 

Turner County and Irwin County

E – Irwin County and Berrien County

S – Cook County and Colquitt County

W – Worth County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018