“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Quitman 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.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
1. Old Coffee Road Marker
Inscription.  The Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this area, crossed here, leading southwestward from the Ocmulgee River via today's Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick and Thomasville to the Florida Line. The thoroughfare was opened by direction of the State in 1823 under the superintendence of General John Coffee and Thomas Swain. As a pioneer way this route played a significant part in the settlement and development of Southwest Georgia. Much of the former course remains in daily use.
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-5.)
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° 55.045′ N, 83° 34.711′ W. Marker is near Quitman, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker is at the intersection of Moultrie Highway (Georgia Route 333) and Coffee Road, on the left when traveling south
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on Moultrie Highway. The marker is located in the small crossroads community of Pebble Hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quitman GA 31643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Old Morven School (approx. 5.1 miles away); Mount Zion Camp Ground (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 5.6 miles away); West End Cemetery (approx. 9.2 miles away); Quitman Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 9.2 miles away); Brooks County (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quitman.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tracing the route of the Old Coffee Road.
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 2,169 times since then and 60 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 27, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 27, 2023