Thomasville in Thomas County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Plaza Restaurant
Oldest continuously operating
restaurant in Georgia
John Lee of Nansemond Chapter
Colonial Dames XVII Century
Erected 2020 by John Lee of Nansemond Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Location. 30° 50.152′ N, 83° 58.71′ W. Marker is in Thomasville, Georgia, in Thomas County. Marker is on South Broad Street just north of Smith Avenue (Business U.S. 84), on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level just to the right of the Plaza Restaurant Broad Street entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 South Broad Street, 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. Flowers Baking Company (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Coffee Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas County Honors African-American Leaders (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Big Oak (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Black Graduate of West Point (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomasville.
Also see . . . The oldest restaurant in the state of Georgia. When The Plaza opened it was located at 115 North Broad Street and could seat only 26 patrons at its white marble tables, but through the years the restaurant has grown with Thomasville. Now located at the corner of Broad and Smith, The Plaza offers formal and casual dining plus a cocktail lounge and outdoor seating. The Plaza has had a variety of owners, most of whom were of Greek heritage. (Submitted on May 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 2, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.