Historic Markers Across Georgia



Old Coffee Road



Marker ID: GHM 014-6
Location: 1 mile north of Morven on Ga 76
County: Brooks
Coordinates: N 30° 57.846    W 083° 30.042
  30.9641    -83.5007
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Old Coffee Road  Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

The Old Coffee Road, first vehicular and postal route of this area, passed here running southwestward from the Ocmulgee River via today´s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick, and Thomasville to the Florida line above Tallahassee. The thoroughfare was opened by direction of the State in 1823 under the superintendence of General John Coffee and Thomas Swain. The Old Coffee Road, first vehicular and postal route of this area, passed here running southwestward from the Ocmulgee River via today´s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick, and Thomasville to the Florida line above Tallahassee. The thoroughfare was opened by direction of the State in 1823 under the superintendence of General John Coffee and Thomas Swain. This early way provided a short route from the older middle and eastern sections of the State into Southwest Georgia. Much of the former course remains in daily use.

GHM 014-6 Georgia Historical Commission 1956



 

 

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