Brookhaven in Lincoln County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Coffee Pot Inn
Constructed in 1931 by James J. Carruth and his wife, the two-story stucco Coffee Pot Inn was Brookhavens's first drive-in restaurant. The building also served as the Carruth family home and as a Greyhound bus stop in 1933. In 1936, Eddie Hinnant played a piano on top of the building nonstop in an attempt to break his record of 110 consecutive hours. Due to the large metal coffee pot on top of the building, the Coffee Pot Inn in considered a local landmark.
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings.
Location. 31° 34.093′ N, 90° 26.683′ W. Marker is in Brookhaven, Mississippi, in Lincoln County. Marker is on South First Street (State Highway 583) near Manson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookhaven MS 39601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Albert L. Lott (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brookhaven Light Artillery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Temple B'nai Sholom (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brookhaven (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lampton Auditorium (approx. ¾ mile away); Whitworth College (approx. ¾ mile away); Horse & Mule Watering Trough (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookhaven.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2018.