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Atlanta, Georgia: Marker: Birthplace of Coca-Cola

Historical marker claims this is the birthplace, although it really was just the first place it was sold. Large neon rooftop Coke sign across the street amplifies the beverage's power.

Address:
14 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA
Directions:
Downtown, on the south side of Marietta St. NW, just west of its intersection with Peachtree St.
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Birthplace of Coca Cola.

Jacobs' Pharmacy Site

Jacobs' Pharmacy was the first establishment to serve Coca-Cola, on May 8, 1886. Jacobs acquired the building in 1884 and sold his interest in Coca-Cola to Asa Candler, who later took control of the company from the drink's inventor, John Pemberton. The building has long since been demolished; this historical marker, installed in 2016, represents the history of the pharmacy and its now-famous beverage.

[George Geary, 07/26/2023]

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