Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Coffee Road

Marker ID: GHM 014-5
Location: Ga 333 about 10 miles north of Quitman, GA
County: Brooks
Coordinates: N 30° 55.045    W 083° 34.711
  30.917416    -83.57851
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNQFG
Old Coffee Road  Marker
Photo by David Seibert


The Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this area, crossed here, leading southwestward from the Ocmulgee River 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. As a pioneer way this route played a significant part in the settlement and development of Southwest Georgia. Much of the former course remains in daily use.

GHM 014-5 Georgia Historical Commission 1956