Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pembertonís Drugstores, 1857-69
Dr. John S. Pemberton, physician, pharmacist, and manufacturing chemist, was one of many druggists in Columbus. Pemberton was a partner in six firms from 1857-1869. His partners included Robert Carter, another druggist, and Nathaniel Nuckolls, a wealthy local businessman who supplied only capital for their store in Cookís Hotel. All of Pembertonís drug stores had a soda fountain dispensing sparkling drinks for ten fruit extracts with soda water. His French Wine of Coca, later Coca-Cola, was marketed as a tonic and a soda fountain drink.
These ads reveal what patent medicines were being sold in drugstores at the time. The map shows the locations of Dr. Pembertonís drugstores in downtown Columbus.
Erected 2015 by Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
Location. 32° 27.898′ N, 84° 59.583′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and East 10th Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Fit for Man and Beast (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbus Symphony Orchestra (within shouting distance of this marker); Nehi and Royal Crown Cola (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Thomas H. Brewer (about 400 feet away); "Kinfolks' Corner" (about 500 feet away); Springer Opera House (about 500 feet away); Ladies Defender (about 500 feet away); Confederate Hospitals (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on John Pemberton. (Submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.