Confederate Nuclear Missile
Just off of I-75, drivers can exit and get up close to a relic of the Cold War: a Titan I missile. This retired delivery system for nuclear payloads has stood outside Cordele since July 17, 1969. Rotary Club president and missile-lover John S. Pate Jr. managed to arrange for the 98-foot-tall ballistic weapon to be donated by the U.S. government, dismantled in California, shipped to Warner Robins Air Force Base, and then trucked here.
A helpful hand-lettered sign at the missile's base describes all of this, as well as proclaiming that "This is the site of Confederate Air Force Pad No. 1."
There's a Krystal fast food restaurant -- another icon of the South -- adjacent to the missile.