John Stith Pemberton Historical

John Stith Pemberton Historical (HM1WVD)

Location: Columbus, GA 31901 Muscogee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.574', W 84° 59.622'

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—Heritage Park —

Beginning in the 1850s, John Pemberton manufactured wholesale drugs and chemicals in Columbus and operated drug stores here. He moved to Atlanta in 1870 and began selling Coca-Cola from his drugstore. By 1886, he had organized a company to distribute it.

In 1919, Ernest Woodruff, a Columbus native who had moved to Atlanta, W.C. Bradley, and others purchased control of Coca-Cola. W.C. Bradley served as Chairman of the Board of Coca-Cola for the next two decades.

Ernest's son Robert Winship Woodruff, another Columbus native, became President of the company in the 1920s. Known as "Mr. Coca-Cola," Robert Woodruff made Coca-Cola an international company.

Columbus Roberts founded the first Coca-Cola bottling plants in Columbus in 1901.
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Placed ByThe Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc., Uptown Columbus, Inc., and the City of Columbus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 688570 N 3593149
Decimal Degrees32.45956667, -84.99370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.574', W 84° 59.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 34.44" N, 84° 59' 37.32" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 715 Broadway, Columbus GA 31901, US
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