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First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States

 
 
First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 22, 2007
1. First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States Marker
Inscription. On July 21, 1899, two Chattanooga lawyers, Benjamin Franklin Thomas and Joseph Brown Whitehead, signed a contract with the Coca-Cola Company granting them the exclusive rights to bottle Coca-Cola in most of the United States. Another Chattanooga citizen, John Thomas Lupton, provided financial backing for the future development of the bottling business. The first Coca-Cola Bottling Company began operations at this site in November 1899.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 99.)
 
Location. 35° 2.779′ N, 85° 18.44′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Patten Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Martin Hotel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Abby Crawford Milton (about 600 feet away); Military History of Chattanooga (about 700 feet away); A Point in the 2d Line of Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); William (Uncle Bill) Lewis
Remants of the First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
2. Remants of the First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States
Still visible today on the side of downtown Chattanooga building.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Crutchfield House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crutchfield House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,761 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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