“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Barwick 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, 10.2005
1. Old Coffee Road Marker
Inscription.  The Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this area, passed here, running some 120 miles 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 pioneer route played a leading part in the settlement and development of Southwest Georgia. Much of the former course continues in daily use.
Erected 2000 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 136-3.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. 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° 53.4′ N, 83° 44.45′ W. Marker is in Barwick, Georgia, in Thomas County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Street (Georgia Route 33) and
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Coffee Road, on the right when traveling north on Cedar Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barwick GA 31720, 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. Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 8.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 9.8 miles away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. 11.6 miles away); Grooverville Methodist Church (approx. 11.6 miles away); Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 11.9 miles away); West End Cemetery (approx. 12.6 miles away); Quitman Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away); Brooks County (approx. 13 miles away).
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 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,082 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. 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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