Titan I Missile.

Confederate Nuclear Missile

Field review by the editors.

Cordele, Georgia

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 relates its history and proclaims that "This is the site of Confederate Air Force Pad No. 1."

There's a Krystal fast food restaurant next door -- another icon of the South.

Also see: Titan II Missile Museum

Confederate Nuclear Missile

Address:
1815 E 16th Ave .(near), Cordele, GA
Directions:
On the southbound side of I-75, exit on US Hwy 280 west.
RA Rates:
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