Tifton is a city in Tift County, Georgia, United States. The population was 16,869 at the 2010 census. The city is thecounty seat of Tift County.
The area's Public Schools are administered by the Tift County School District, including two high schools. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has its main campus in Tifton. Moultrie Technical College and the University of Georgiaalso have Tifton Campuses. Sites in the area include the Coastal Plain Research Arboretum, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village. The Tifton Residential Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Tifton Gazette is a daily paper published in Tifton. The Georgia Firebirds, defending champions of the NIFL, play in Tifton.
Tifton City Hall
|Nickname(s): Friendly City|
Location in Tift County and the state of Georgia
Until recently, Tifton was the home of the world's second largest magnolia tree, which was located in Magnolia Tree Park. In 2004, the Magnolia tree was burned in a fire. The cause of the fire has never been given by local authorities. Currently, the tree and observation area are blocked from visitors by a gate. Although it no longer grows, the tree still stands. It is not known where the new second largest magnolia tree resides.
Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village, formerly known as Agrirama, is located in Tifton, Georgia. It opened on July 4, 1976. The grounds consist of five areas: a traditional farm community of the 1870s, an 1890s progressive farmstead, an industrial sites complex, rural town, national peanut complex, and the Museum of Agriculture Center. Over 35 structures have been relocated to the 95-acre (380,000 m2) site and faithfully restored or preserved. Costumed interpreters explain and demonstrate the life-style and activities of this time in Georgia’s history.