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Near Pridgen in Coffee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Coffee Road

 
 
Old Coffee Road Marker Post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 27, 2008
1. Old Coffee Road Marker Post
Inscription.  The highway leading southward is the Old Coffee Road, a pioneer vehicular and postal route of South Georgia. Beginning at the Ocmulgee River, two miles to the north, it ran some 120 miles via today’s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick, and Thomasville to the Florida Line above Tallahassee. The thoroughfare was opened by order of the State in 1823 under the superintendence of Gen. John Coffee and Thomas Swain. The General Assembly directed that the highway begin at the Alapaha River to the southwestward, but this stretch from the Ocmulgee has always been considered a part of the old road.
 
Erected by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 034-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 31° 45.744′ N, 82° 59.664′ W. Marker was near Pridgen, Georgia, in Coffee County
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. Marker was at the intersection of U.S. 319 and County Route 321, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 319. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Broxton GA 31519, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Jacksonville (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cullen Boney Descendants (approx. 8.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The text for the missing marker was taken from “Georgia Historical Markers” (Bay Tree Grove, Second Edition 1978) compiled by Carroll P. Scruggs from the records of the Georgia Historical Commission.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 24 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 15, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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