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Cecil in Cook County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Coffee Road

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By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
1. Old Coffee Road Marker
Inscription.  The Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this section, crossed here, running southwestward from the Ocmulgee River via today’s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick and Thomasville to the Florida line above Tallahassee. This thoroughfare was opened by direction of the State in 1823 under supervision of Gen. John Coffee and Thomas Swain. As a pioneer route this highway played a significant part in the settlement and development of this region. Much of the old way remains in use today.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 037-1.)
 
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.
 
Location. 31° 2.961′ N, 83° 23.629′ W. Marker is in Cecil, Georgia, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of A-Ray Street (U.S. 41) and Old Coffee Road (County Route 31), on the right when traveling south on A-Ray Street
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By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
2. Old Coffee Road Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cecil GA 31627, 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. Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage of 1918 (approx. 5 miles away); Adel Lime Sink (approx. 6.3 miles away); Cook County (approx. 6˝ miles away); Site: Franklinville (approx. 8.3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 8.7 miles away); Mount Zion Camp Ground (approx. 8.8 miles away); Reed Bingham State Park Bridge (approx. 11.7 miles away); Indian Fights (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Old Coffee Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
3. Old Coffee Road Marker
Looking north on US Highway 41
Old Coffee Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
4. Old Coffee Road Marker
Looking east, across US Highway 41 at Old Coffee Road (which extends east from the marker).
Old Coffee Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
5. Old Coffee Road Marker
Looking south on US Highway 41 in Cecil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 1, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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