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Thomasville in Thomas County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Coffee Road

 
 
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, a pioneer vehicular and postal route, passed here. Beginning at the Ocmulgee River, below Jacksonville, it ran some 120 miles 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. This early route provided a short way from the older middle and eastern sections into Southwest Georgia and West Florida. Much of the former course remains in daily use.
 
Erected 1966 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 136-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. 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° 50.276′ N, 83° 58.516′ W. Marker is in Thomasville, Georgia, in Thomas County. Marker is at the intersection
Old Coffee Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 10, 2005
2. Old Coffee Road Marker
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of Remington Avenue (Georgia Route 122) and Warren Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Remington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thomasville GA 31792, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Plaza Restaurant (approx. Ό mile away); Flowers Baking Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas County Honors African-American Leaders (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Big Oak (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Black Graduate of West Point (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomasville.
 
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 February 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022