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Birthplace of Robert Winship Woodruff

December 6, 1889

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 1991
1. Birthplace of Robert Winship Woodruff Marker
Inscription. Son of Ernest and Emily Winship Woodruff. Honored citizen, noted industrialist and philanthropist, a Georgian of universal friendships and acclaim. Through his vision and leadership the product “Coca-Cola” became the world’s refreshment.
1414 Second Avenue
 
Erected by Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc.
 
Location. 32° 28.385′ N, 84° 59.416′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Second Avenue (Georgia Route 85) 0 miles north of 14th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1414 Second Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High Uptown Historic District / Garrett-Bullock-Delay House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rankin House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philip Thomas Schley (about 400 feet away); Haiman's Sword Factory (about 400 feet away); Bullard-Hart-Sampson House (about 400 feet away); Tyler Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Benning (approx. 0.2 miles away); Last Land Battle in War of 1861-65 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Regarding Birthplace of Robert Winship Woodruff.
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By David Seibert, April 1991
2. Birthplace of Robert Winship Woodruff Marker
Woodruff was president of Coca-Cola from 1923 to 1955, and was the single person responsible for the growth of the brand and company. Woodruff was the outstanding philanthropist in Atlanta's history, donating hundreds of millions of dollars in his own name and through family foundations to Atlanta and Emory University.
 
Also see . . .  Entry on Woodruff in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. Birthplace of Robert Winship Woodruff Marker
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By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
4. Birthplace of Robert Winship Woodruff Marker
Looking north on Second Avenue
 
 
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