TIFTON, GA

The Friendly City

OUR HISTORY

Tifton is known as the Friendly City and the heartbeat hub of South Central Georgia. It was founded in 1872 by Captain Henry Harding Tift, a steamship engineer from Connecticut, who arrived in Georgia to harvest timber for the family shipbuilding business.

Agri-farming region

With easy travel access from 1-75, U.S. 319 and U.S. 82, Tifton is an agricultural center, an $80 million agri-farming region of the richest land in the South, producing row crops, turf, and vegetables. Tifton has a great background in education, defending the title of the Reading Capital of the World, plus two colleges and a technical college. Tifton is a regional medical hub, with Tift Regional Medical Center staffed by 125+ doctors.

Museums and more

Tifton provides a great location for business meetings and conventions at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, which has seating for 2,500 for concerts and fifteen meeting rooms with free parking and a full event-planning staff. Tifton has many unique museums: the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Living History Farm and Village, the National Peanut Museum, the Tifton Terminal Railroad Museum, The Museum of Arts and Heritage, the Atlantic Coastline Artists Guild, and the Plant Telecommunications Telephone Museum.

the great outdoors

Tifton has wonderful sporting facilities, including a sanctioned aquatic center, an updated football stadium as a professional practice field, eight football and soccer fields, eight softball and baseball fields, fifteen tennis courts, a bowling alley, and two public championship golf courses and private golf courses. Public fishing areas, numerous parks and gardens, and a variety of “u-pick” farms provide plenty of outdoor family enjoyment. Visit tifton.net or tiftontourism.com for more info.

KEY NUMBERS

130 E. 1st Street
Tifton, GA 31794
229-391-3957
tifton.net

5518 Alabama Ave.
Omega, GA 31775
229-528-4400

141 E. Elman St.
TyTy, GA 31795
229-382-9476

3057 US Hwy 41 S
Tifton, GA 31794
dds.ga.gov

205 John Howard Way
Tifton, GA 31794
800-275-8777
usps.com

225 Tift Ave. Room 106
Tifton, GA 31794
229-386-7820
tiftcounty.org

100 S. Central Ave.
Tifton, GA 31794
229-382-6200
tiftonchamber.org

229-382-8700
tiftontourism.com
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222-B Chestnutt Ave.
Tifton, GA 31794
229-386-7915
tiftcounty.org

Plant TiftNet
1703 US Hwy 82 W
Tifton, GA 31793
229-382-3003
tiftnet.com

Colquitt EMC
1612 King Rd.
Tifton, GA 31793
229-386-2278
colquittemc.com

Georgia Power Co.
888-660-5890
georgiapower.com

City of Tifton
1000 Armour Road
Tifton, GA 31794
229-391-3964

Constellation Energy
877-677-4355

Georgia Natural Gas
877-850-6200

Infinite Energy Inc.
877-342-5434

The Valdost Daily Times
201 N. Troup Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-244-1880
valdostadailytimes.com

Loch Laurel Collection Center
4758 Loch Laurel Rd
Lake Park, GA 31636
Fri, Sat, Mon: 7am-7pm
Sunday: 1pm-7pm
advanceddisposal.com

TRASH

Golden Environmental
21 Farmer’s Market Rd.
Tifton, GA 31794
229-382-0309

WATER

City of Tifton
130 E. 1st Street
Tifton, GA 31794
229-391-3957
tifton.net

911 – EMERGENCY
(police, fire, ambulance)

Tift City Fire Department
229-391-3972

Tift County Unincorporated
Omega/Tyty Fire Department
229-388-6051

GA State Patrol
229-386-3333

Tift County Sheriff
229-388-6020

Tifton Police Dept
229-382-3132

Omega Police Dept
229-528-4911

Federal Bureau of Investigation
229-247-2292

Georgia Bureau of Investigation
229-777-2080

Animal Control & Shelter
229-382-7387

Poison Control
1-800-222-1222

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