Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Coffee Road

Marker ID: GHM 010-2
Location: On Davis St (US 29) at the Courthouse in Nashville, GA
County: Berrien
Coordinates: N 31° 12.418    W 083° 14.997
  31.206966    -83.24995
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9WX0
Old Coffee Road  Marker  


The Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this ection, running southwestward from the Ocmulgee River to the Florida Line, passed through today´s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick and Thomasville. The thoroughfare was opened by direction of the State in 1823 under supervision of Gen. John Coffee and Thomas Swain. Over this pioneer route the products of the region were carried to the coast to be sold and imported goods brought back. Sections of the original route are in use today.

GHM 010-2 Georgia Historical Commission 1960