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Nashville in Berrien County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Coffee Road

 
 
Old Coffee Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
1. Old Coffee Road Marker
Inscription.  The Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this section, running southwestward from the Ocmulgee River to the Florida Line, passed through today’s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick and Thomasville. The thoroughfare was opened by direction of the State in 1823 under supervision of Gen. John Coffee and Thomas Swain. Over this pioneer route the products of the region were carried to the coast to be sold and imported goods brought back. Sections of the original route are in use today.
 
Erected 1960 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 010-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 31° 12.417′ N, 83° 14.983′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Georgia, in Berrien County. Marker is at the intersection of North Davis Street (U.S. 129) and East Marion Street (Georgia Route 76), on the right when traveling north on North Davis
Old Coffee Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
2. Old Coffee Road Marker
Buildings facing the Nashville Courthouse Square stand in the background.
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Street. The marker stands at the Berrien County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North Davis Street, Nashville GA 31639, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The War Between the States (a few steps from this marker); "Spirit of the American Doughboy" (a few steps from this marker); Berrien County (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Fights (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrison-Taylor House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adel Lime Sink (approx. 11.2 miles away); Cook County (approx. 11.3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
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 June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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