Sunsweet is an unincorporated community in Tift County, in the U.S. state of Georgia.[1]

History edit

The community was named for the local sun-ripened peach crop.[2] A variant name was "Irby".[1] A post office called Irby was established in 1890, and remained in operation until 1909.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sunsweet
  2. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 216. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved June 20, 2019.

31°34′10″N 83°33′57″W / 31.56944°N 83.56583°W / 31.56944; -83.56583