Historic Markers Across Georgia

Pemberton Cottage

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Broadway at 14th Street, Columbus, Georgia
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 27.547    W 084° 59.557
  32.45911666    -84.99261666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMV2AR


Pemberton Cottage

(Side 1)
From 1855 to 1860 Dr. John S. Pemberton, originator of the formula for Coca-Cola, lived in this house with his family. Dr. Pemberton and his wife Ann Eliza Clifford Lewis had one son, Charles. As a druggist in Columbus, he originated several medicines before he moved to Atlanta in 1869. Dr. Pemberton died in 1888 and is buried in Linwood Cemetery. In 1972, Historic Columbus and the Coca-Cola Company partnered to save and restore the home. Originally located at 1017 3rd Avenue, the house and an outbuilding were moved to this site. The home served as a house museum until 2013.
(Side 2)
(photo captions)
In 1972, Historic Columbus took the house down to its original studs in order to restore its original shape.

The Victorian details and a half-story added by a later owner of the home were removed when the home was moved to this site.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, Inc
and The Historic Chattahoochee Commission 2015


Marker Dedication January 1, 2001