Tift County was created in 1905 from portions of Berrien County, and was named for Nelson Tift. He had helped found the City of Albany, served as the city’s mayor and later served as a congressman. His nephew founded the City of Tifton in 1872 when he opened a saw mill there.
Tift County has its roots in modern agriculture and is the home of the 2nd largest Magnolia Tree in the US. We are located just about 2 ½ hours South of Atlanta, also Tift County is 45 minutes North of Valdosta and 45 minutes East of Albany, right off I-75.
Our Mission is:
To provide the most professional and efficient service delivery possible for the citizens of Tift County while striving to meet the changing needs of the community through:
TIFT COUNTY GOVERNMENTAL OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED