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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pembertonís Drugstores, 1857-69

 
 
Pembertonís Drugstores, 1857-69 Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
1. Pembertonís Drugstores, 1857-69 Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.

Side 1
Dr. John S. Pemberton, physician, pharmacist, and manufacturing chemist, was one of many druggists in Columbus. Pemberton was a partner in six firms from 1857-1869. His partners included Robert Carter, another druggist, and Nathaniel Nuckolls, a wealthy local businessman who supplied only capital for their store in Cookís Hotel. All of Pembertonís drug stores had a soda fountain dispensing sparkling drinks for ten fruit extracts with soda water. His French Wine of Coca, later Coca-Cola, was marketed as a tonic and a soda fountain drink.
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Side 2
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These ads reveal what patent medicines were being sold in drugstores at the time. The map shows the locations of Dr. Pembertonís drugstores in downtown Columbus.
 
Erected 2015 by Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Location. 32° 27.898′ N, 84° 59.583′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and East 10th Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Pembertonís Drugstores, 1857-69 Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
2. Pembertonís Drugstores, 1857-69 Marker (Side 2)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fit for Man and Beast (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbus Symphony Orchestra (within shouting distance of this marker); Nehi and Royal Crown Cola (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Thomas H. Brewer (about 400 feet away); "Kinfolks' Corner" (about 500 feet away); Springer Opera House (about 500 feet away); Ladies Defender (about 500 feet away); Confederate Hospitals (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on John Pemberton. (Submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine
 
Closeup of ads on marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
3. Closeup of ads on marker.
John Stith Pemberton - Founder of Coca-Cola. image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. John Stith Pemberton - Founder of Coca-Cola.
Location of former Pemberton, Nuckolls and Co. (#1) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
5. Location of former Pemberton, Nuckolls and Co. (#1)
Marker next to tree in front of building.
View from marker of intersection of Broadway & 10th Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
6. View from marker of intersection of Broadway & 10th Street.
Coca-Cola display at the Columbus Visitors Center at 900 Front Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
7. Coca-Cola display at the Columbus Visitors Center at 900 Front Avenue.
In one corner of the center is a small museum of Dr. John Stith Pemberton, the inventor of Coca Cola, and some interesting Coca-Cola memorabilia.
Display of John Pemberton memorabilia at Columbus Visitors Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
8. Display of John Pemberton memorabilia at Columbus Visitors Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 125 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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