Tift College

Tift College (HMH0X)

Location: Forsyth, GA 31029 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 2.111', W 83° 55.767'

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Chartered in 1849 as Forsyth Female Collegiate Institute, Tift College was one of the group of colleges pioneering in the education of women. Known for 50 years as Monroe College, the name was changed in 1907 to Bessie Tift College, honoring a devoted alumna, Mrs. Bessie Willingham Tift, and was abbreviated to Tift in 1956. Since 1898 the property of the Georgia Baptist Convention, it has served well its avowed purpose: "that our daughters may be as cornerstones polished after the similitude of a palace."
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HM NumberHMH0X
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number102-7
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 226402 N 3659002
Decimal Degrees33.03518333, -83.92945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.111', W 83° 55.767'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 6.66" N, 83° 55' 46.02" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 293-315 Tift College Dr, Forsyth GA 31029, US
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