Douglas in Coffee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 9, 1854, is named for Gen. John Coffee who served in the Indian Wars and was a Member of Congress in 1833-36. He built the "Old Coffee Road," which forms part of the border between Berrien and Coffee Counties, over which to transport troops and supplies to Florida. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff B.H. Tanner, Ordinary Thomas Mobley, Clerk of Superior and Inferior Courts Whittington Moore, Tax Receiver John W. Machet, Tax Collector James R. Smith, Coroner Sim Parker and Surveyor Carver,
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 034-1B.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Law Enforcement • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 9, 1861.
Location. 31° 30.503′ N, 82° 51.032′ W. Marker is in Douglas, Georgia, in Coffee County. Marker is on South Peterson Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Douglas GA 31533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Coffee County (a few steps from this marker); Coffee County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coffee County Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas Surgical Institute and Infirmary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tanner Mercantile Company (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Tanner Mercantile Company (about 400 feet away); Tri - Hi - Y International (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglas.
Also see . . . Coffee County. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on November 9, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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