“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brookhaven in Lincoln County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Coffee Pot Inn

Coffee Pot Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
May 12, 2018
1. Coffee Pot Inn Marker
Constructed in 1931 by James J. Carruth and his wife, the two-story stucco Coffee Pot Inn was Brookhavens's first drive-in restaurant. The building also served as the Carruth family home and as a Greyhound bus stop in 1933. In 1936, Eddie Hinnant played a piano on top of the building nonstop in an attempt to break his record of 110 consecutive hours. Due to the large metal coffee pot on top of the building, the Coffee Pot Inn in considered a local landmark.
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Location. 31° 34.093′ N, 90° 26.683′ W. Marker is in Brookhaven, Mississippi, in Lincoln County. Marker is on South First Street (State Highway 583) near Manson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookhaven MS 39601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Albert L. Lott (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brookhaven Light Artillery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Temple B'nai Sholom (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brookhaven (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lampton Auditorium (approx. ¾ mile away);
Coffee Pot Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
May 12, 2018
2. Coffee Pot Inn Marker
Whitworth College (approx. ¾ mile away); Horse & Mule Watering Trough (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookhaven.
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January 8, 2009
3. Coffee Pot Inn
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