Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Coffee Road

Marker ID: GHM 037-1
Location: US 41 at Cecil
County: Cook
Coordinates: N 31° 2.961    W 083° 23.629
  31.04935    -83.39381
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM58E3
Old Coffee Road Marker  


The Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this section, crossed here, running southwestward from the Ocmulgee River, via today´s Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick, and Thomasville to the Florida line above Tallahassee. This thoroughfare was opened by direction of the State in 1823 under supervision of Gen. John Coffee and Thomas Swain. As a pioneer route this highway played a significant part in the settlement and development of this region. Much of the old way remains in use today.

GHM 037-1 Georgia Historical Commission 1954