Old Coffee Road

Old Coffee Road (HMCLU)

Location: Ocilla, GA 31774 Fountain County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 28.409', W 83° 7.509'

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The highway leading north and south at this point is the Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this section. Beginning at Swain's Ferry on the Ocmulgee River, it ran this way to the Florida Line via today's Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick and Thomasville. The thouroughfare was opened in 1823 by order of the State under the superintendence of General John Coffee and Thomas Swain. Near this place the Coffee Road was crossed by the Columbus-St. Mary's Road which was opened by the State in the mid-1830's. In its day, the latter route was the longest thouroughfare in Georgia.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number077-1
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 9:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 298108 N 3484033
Decimal Degrees31.47348333, -83.12515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 28.409', W 83° 7.509'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 28' 24.54" N, 83° 7' 30.54" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2911 Lax Hwy, Ocilla GA 31774, US
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