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Creation Date

9-29-2018

Description

The marker reads: "OLD COFFEE ROAD The Old Coffee Road, a pioneer postal and vehicular 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 opened by direction of the State in 1823 under the superintendence of General John Coffee and Thomas Swain. This early route provided a short way from the older middle and eastern sections into Southwest Georgia and West Florida. Much of the former course remains in daily use. 136-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956" Top of sign: The Great Seal of Georgia – Georgia 1776 Constitution Justice Wisdom Moderation

Latitude, Longitude

30 deg 50' 8.74", 83 deg 58' 19.49"

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Thomasville (Ga.); Thomas County (Ga.); Historic markers; Thoroughfares; Postal routes; Pioneer routes

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