Historic Markers Across Georgia

Site of Inn

Marker ID: GHM 079-5
Location: At post office in Monticello, GA
County: Jasper
Coordinates: N 33° 18.222    W 083° 40.986
  33.30369949    -83.68309784
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6WBM
Site of Inn Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


On the site of the Post Office stood a large, white columned, three storied house known as the Stage Coach Inn. Horses for the coaches were changed here and stabled across the road from the inn. As the coach approached Monticello, the coachman blew a loud blast on his horn for each passenger so the cook would know how many guests to expect for supper. A large mural in the present Post Office shows the inn, a coach and early scenes of the town. The first Monticello Post Office was in the Glover house which stands at the division of the Eatonton and Macon highways. The tin mail slot remains in the kitchen wall of this old house.

GHM 079-5 Georgia Historical Commission 1957