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Near Quitman 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, earliest vehicular and postal route of this area, crossed here, leading southwestward from the Ocmulgee River via today´s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick and Thomasville to the Florida Line. The thoroughfare was opened by direction of the State in 1823 under the superintendence of General John Coffee and Thomas Swain. As a pioneer way this route played a significant part in the settlement and development of Southwest Georgia. Much of the former course remains in daily use.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 30° 55.045′ N, 83° 34.711′ W. Marker is near Quitman, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker is at the intersection of Moultrie Highway (Georgia Route 333) and Coffee Road, on the left when traveling south on Moultrie Highway. Click for map. The marker is located in the small crossroads community of Pebble Hill. Marker is in this post office area: Quitman GA 31643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Mount Zion Camp Ground (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 5.6 miles away); West End Cemetery (approx. 9.2 miles away); Brooks County (approx. 9.2 miles away); Civil War Slave Conspiracy (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 11.6 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Quitman.
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,647 times since then and 150 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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