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First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States

 
 
First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 22, 2007
1. First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States Marker
Inscription. On July 21, 1899, two Chattanooga lawyers, Benjamin Franklin Thomas and Joseph Brown Whitehead, signed a contract with the Coca-Cola Company granting them the exclusive rights to bottle Coca-Cola in most of the United States. Another Chattanooga citizen, John Thomas Lupton, provided financial backing for the future development of the bottling business. The first Coca-Cola Bottling Company began operations at this site in November 1899.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 99.)
 
Location. 35° 2.779′ N, 85° 18.44′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Patten Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Martin Hotel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Abby Crawford Milton (about 600 feet away); Military History of Chattanooga (about 700 feet away); A Point in the 2d Line of Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); William (Uncle Bill) Lewis
Remants of the First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, June 17, 2014
2. Remants of the First Coca-Cola Bottling Company In The United States
Still visible today on the side of downtown Chattanooga building.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Crutchfield House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crutchfield House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2009, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,790 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 28, 2009, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on June 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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