John Pemberton's grave.

Coca Cola Inventor's Grave

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Columbus, Georgia

Columbus, was the home of Dr. John S. Pemberton, a pharmacist who concocted the original (and still secret) formula for Coca-Cola syrup. He died in 1888; his grave can be viewed in Linwood Cemetery in one of the older sections of town. Pemberton fought for the Confederacy in the War Between the States along with 200 other cemetery residents -- his stone is marked with a Confederate Army/Masons seal rather than the anticipated coke bottle engraving...

Also in town, the Pemberton House & Apothecary Shop on 11 7th Street features a recreated pharmacy scene and a Pemberton-like mannequin. He was allegedly a morphine addict.

Dr. Pemberton sold the secret formula for $1,750.

Coca Cola Inventor's Grave

Linwood Cemetery

Address:
Linwood Blvd., Columbus, GA
Directions:
Linwood Cemetery. Grave back along rear fence, diagonal to Pediatrics Center entrance.
Hours:
M-F 10 am - 4 pm.
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