Columbus Ga, Fort Benning, area; OK, it has not come up in
discussion for awhile, but Columbus Ga is probably home to Coca
Cola. The reason for making this claim is the fact that Dr. Pemberton
lived just north of Columbus back in 1869. For those Atlanta residents who insist the soft drink home is
Atlanta, yes you are right,
perhaps more correct than the Columbus claim that I made.
I'm sure that there are folks in Columbus that will forever claim this is home to Coke. As there are folks
in Atlanta who may call us crazy for thinking it began anywhere but Atlanta. The home of Coca Cola is now
the entire world, the home of my Coke is my cooler or refrigerator. This entire post has been "much ado
about nothing." What is important is that the Historic Columbus Foundation has preserved and protected
the wonderful little structure that Dr. Pemberton once lived in. Broadway in Columbus Ga is home to
dozens of other historic homes, many of them with interesting and sometimes surprising stories.