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Morven in Brooks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Coffee Road

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Old Coffee Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
1. Old Coffee Road Marker
Inscription.  The Old Coffee Road, first vehicular and postal route of this area, passed here running southwestward from the Ocmulgee River via today's Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick, and Thomasville to the Florida line above Tallahassee. The thoroughfare was opened by direction of the State in 1823 under the superintendence of General John Coffee and Thomas Swain. This early way provided a short route from the older middle and eastern sections of the State into Southwest Georgia. Much of the former course remains in daily use.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society, and the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 30° 57.846′ N, 83° 30.042′ W. Marker is in Morven, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker is at the intersection of Adel Highway (Georgia Route 76) and Coffee Road, on the right
Old Coffee Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
2. Old Coffee Road Marker
The original monopole has disappeared, and the marker is now mounted on a tall metal pole.
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when traveling north on Adel Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morven GA 31638, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Zion Camp Ground (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Morven School (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 8.7 miles away); Site of Troupville (approx. 12.1 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 12.9 miles away); Brooks County Veterans Monument (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morven.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tracing the route of the Old Coffee Road.
 
Old Coffee Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2011
3. Old Coffee Road Marker
Old Coffee Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2011
4. Old Coffee Road Marker
Looking west on Coffee Road at the intersection with Adel Highway (Georgia Highway 76)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,041 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on January 11, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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