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Historical Markers in Coffee County, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Coffee County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Coffee County, GA (13) Atkinson County, GA (4) Bacon County, GA (1) Ben Hill County, GA (10) Berrien County, GA (8) Irwin County, GA (12) Jeff Davis County, GA (3) Telfair County, GA (10) Ware County, GA (12)  CoffeeCounty(13) Coffee County (13)  AtkinsonCounty(4) Atkinson County (4)  BaconCounty(1) Bacon County (1)  BenHillCounty(10) Ben Hill County (10)  BerrienCounty(8) Berrien County (8)  IrwinCounty(12) Irwin County (12)  JeffDavisCounty(3) Jeff Davis County (3)  TelfairCounty(10) Telfair County (10)  WareCounty(12) Ware County (12)
Douglas is the county seat for Coffee County
Adjacent to Coffee County, Georgia
      Atkinson County (4)  
      Bacon County (1)  
      Ben Hill County (10)  
      Berrien County (8)  
      Irwin County (12)  
      Jeff Davis County (3)  
      Telfair County (10)  
      Ware County (12)  
 
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1Georgia (Coffee County), Douglas — 034-1A — Coffee County
Coffee county was created by an act of the Georgia legislature Feb. 9, 1854, and made up of portions of Clinch, Ware, Irwin and Telfair counties. Named for Gen. John Coffee, of Telfair county, noted as an Indian fighter, planter and Congressman. . . . Map (db m24293) HM
2Georgia (Coffee County), Douglas — 034-1B — Coffee County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature February 9, 1854, is named for Gen. John Coffee who served in the Indian Wars and was a Member of Congress in 1833-36. He built the "Old Coffee Road," which forms part of the border between Berrien and . . . Map (db m24295) HM
3Georgia (Coffee County), Douglas — Coffee County Confederate Monument
East face: In Memory Of Our Confederate Soldiers North face: 1861 - 1865 [Crossed Flags] West face: Erected by the Robert E. Lee Chapter, U.D.C. Oct. 1911Map (db m24604) HM
4Georgia (Coffee County), Douglas — Douglas Surgical Institute and Infirmary
. . . Map (db m183751) HM
5Georgia (Coffee County), Douglas — G & F Railroad / Norfolk Southern Railroad — Main Street National Register District —
G & F RailroadA depot originally built in 1904 by the Wadley and Mt. Vernon Railroad stood here until it merged with the larger G&F Railroad in 1907. Douglas became the central hub of the line when railyards were constructed north of . . . Map (db m183659) HM
6Georgia (Coffee County), Douglas — Martin Theaterca 1939 — Main Street National Register District —
Construction began in 1939 for Martin Theater Company. The facility served as a motion picture house until the 1970's. The Martin family deeded the building to the City of Douglas in 1979. Volunteers encouraged city officials, under the leadership . . . Map (db m183705) HM
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7Georgia (Coffee County), Douglas — 34-1 — Raymond-Richardson Aviation School
Wesley Raymond, Robert Richardson and others founded a school here in 1939 to teach basic flight skills to college students. With the start of World War II, the school became the 63rd Flight Training Detachment Airbase and provided primary flight . . . Map (db m24686) HM
8Georgia (Coffee County), Douglas — 34-2 — Sand Hill Missionary Baptist ChurchBirthplace of the Smyrna Baptist Association
This church was organized in 1857. The first sanctuary, made of logs, was situated near the still-present old well. A number of Coffee County’s prominent citizens were early members of the church and are buried within the cemetery, including William . . . Map (db m57084) HM
9Georgia (Coffee County), Douglas — Tanner Mercantile Company
Circa 1902. Original location of Tanner Mercantile Company owned and operated by Berry Hampton Tanner, prominent business and civic leader in Coffee County (1861-1920). First building in Douglas constructed from locally manufactured brick by Tim . . . Map (db m183636) HM
10Georgia (Coffee County), Douglas — Tanner Mercantile CompanyFirst Department Store in Douglas
This two-story building was built in 1908 as part of the Tanner Mercantile Company, which was the first department store in Douglas. It was commissioned by Mr. B.H. “Babe” Tanner (March, 1861 - December, 1920). Babe Tanner was a prominent farmer, . . . Map (db m183653) HM
11Georgia (Coffee County), Douglas — The Coffee County Bank BuildingConstructed 1910
was entered on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior under provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 December 10, 1982Map (db m183746) HM
12Georgia (Coffee County), Douglas — Tri - Hi - Y International
Organized at Douglas High School, on this site, in 1930 Founder Dr. Jesse Lee Fortney, Superintendent of Douglas Public Schools Faculty Sponsor - Miss Agnes McNair Adult Advisors - Misses Kate Outen and Mary Stanford; Mesdames L.E. . . . Map (db m24372) HM
13Georgia (Coffee County), Pridgen — 034-2 — Old Coffee Road
The highway leading southward is the Old Coffee Road, a pioneer vehicular and postal route of South Georgia. Beginning at the Ocmulgee River, two miles to the north, it ran some 120 miles via today’s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick, and Thomasville . . . Map (db m50529) HM
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Dec. 8, 2022