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Ocilla in Irwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Coffee Road

 
 
Old Coffee Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Brown, May 13, 2009
1. Old Coffee Road Marker
Inscription. The highway leading north and south at this point is the Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this section. Beginning at Swain's Ferry on the Ocmulgee River, it ran this way to the Florida Line via today's Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick and Thomasville. The thouroughfare was opened in 1823 by order of the State under the superintendence of General John Coffee and Thomas Swain. Near this place the Coffee Road was crossed by the Columbus-St. Mary's Road which was opened by the State in the mid-1830's. In its day, the latter route was the longest thouroughfare in Georgia.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 077-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 28.409′ N, 83° 7.509′ W. Marker is in Ocilla, Georgia, in Irwin County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Coffee Road (Georgia Route 158) and Georgia Route 90, on the left when traveling west on Old Coffee Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocilla GA 31774, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorminy's Meeting House Young's Meeting House Brushy Creek (approx. 7.9 miles away); Irwin County (approx. 11 miles away); Jefferson Davis Memorial State Park (approx. 11.6 miles away); Flat Creek Mills (approx. 15.5 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tracing the route of the Old Coffee Road.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Brown of Fitzgerald, Georgia. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photo   1. submitted on , by Brian Brown of Fitzgerald, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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