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Thomas County Georgia Historical Markers

 
Old Coffee Road Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, 10.2005
Old Coffee Road Marker
Georgia (Thomas County), Barwick — 136-3 — Old Coffee Road
The Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this area, passed here, running some 120 miles from the Ocmulgee River via today´s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick and Thomasville to the Florida Line above Tallahassee. The thoroughfare . . . — Map (db m14815) HM
Georgia (Thomas County), Thomasville — 136-5 — Civil War Prison Camp
Confederate authorities, fearing a raid on Andersonville by Sherman’s marching army, chose Thomasville as a safe, temporary prison camp. Five thousand Federal prisoners were brought here on the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad Line via Blackshear in the . . . — Map (db m82842) HM
Georgia (Thomas County), Thomasville — 136-1 — Finney General Hospital(1942-1945)
Finney General Hospital, named in honor of Brigadier General John M.T. Finney, was authorized September 30, 1942, and dedicated June 16, 1943, on this site. Finney was one of sixty Army hospitals across the country built to care for sick and wounded . . . — Map (db m40366) HM
Georgia (Thomas County), Thomasville — 136-7 — Flowers Baking CompanyEstablished - 1919
Brothers William Howard Flowers & Joseph Hampton Flowers Jr. opened Flowers Baking Company, the first commercial bakery in Southwest Georgia, on this site on November 4, 1919. The following morning, 500 loaves of "Flowers Quality Bread" were sold in . . . — Map (db m23158) HM
Georgia (Thomas County), Thomasville — 136-2 — Old Coffee Road
The Old Coffee Road, a pioneer vehicular and postal route, passed here. Beginning at the Ocmulgee River, below Jacksonville, it ran some 120 miles via today´s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick and Thomasville to the Florida Line. The thoroughfare was . . . — Map (db m14812) HM
Georgia (Thomas County), Thomasville — The Big Oak
The Big Oak Thomasville, GA Age c.   335 Yrs. Spread   160 Feet Height   68 Feet Trunk   27.5 Ft. Circ. Variety   Live Oak Property of Thomasville Garden Club, Inc. and City of Thomasville 1787   1987 Arborist . . . — Map (db m102346) HM

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