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Morven in Brooks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Coffee Road

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Old Coffee Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
1. Old Coffee Road Marker
Inscription. The Old Coffee Road, first vehicular and postal route of this area, passed here running southwestward from the Ocmulgee River via today´s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick, and Thomasville to the Florida line above Tallahassee. The thoroughfare was opened by direction of the State in 1823 under the superintendence of General John Coffee and Thomas Swain. This early way provided a short route from the older middle and eastern sections of the State into Southwest Georgia. Much of the former course remains in daily use.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 30° 57.846′ N, 83° 30.042′ W. Marker is in Morven, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker is at the intersection of Adel Highway (Georgia Route 76) and Coffee Road, on the right when traveling north on Adel Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morven GA 31638, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Zion Camp Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road
Old Coffee Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
2. Old Coffee Road Marker
The original monopole has disappeared, and the marker is now mounted on a tall metal pole.
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 8.7 miles away); Brooks County (approx. 12.9 miles away); Civil War Slave Conspiracy (approx. 12.9 miles away); Adel Lime Sink (approx. 12.9 miles away); Cook County (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tracing the route of the Old Coffee Road.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USRoads & Vehicles
 
Old Coffee Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 18, 2011
3. Old Coffee Road Marker
Old Coffee Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 18, 2011
4. Old Coffee Road Marker
Looking west on Coffee Road at the intersection with Adel Highway (Georgia Highway 76)
 
 
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