“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Pridgen in Coffee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Old Coffee Road

Old Coffee Road Marker Post image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 27, 2008
1. Old Coffee Road Marker Post
Inscription. The highway leading southward is the Old Coffee Road, a pioneer vehicular and postal route of South Georgia. Beginning at the Ocmulgee River, two miles to the north, it ran some 120 miles via today’s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick, and Thomasville to the Florida Line above Tallahassee. The thoroughfare was opened by order of the State in 1823 under the superintendence of Gen. John Coffee and Thomas Swain. The General Assembly directed that the highway begin at the Alapaha River to the southwestward, but this stretch from the Ocmulgee has always been considered a part of the old road.
Erected by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 034-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 31° 45.744′ N, 82° 59.664′ W. Marker was near Pridgen, Georgia, in Coffee County. Marker was at the intersection of U.S. 319 and County Route 321, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 319. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Broxton GA 31519, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Jacksonville (approx. 3.6 miles away); World Record Bass (approx. 6.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Cullen Boney Descendants (approx. 8.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The text for the missing marker was taken from “Georgia Historical Markers” (Bay Tree Grove, Second Edition 1978) compiled by Carroll P. Scruggs from the records of the Georgia Historical Commission.
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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