Cartersville – A Real Georgia Gem

between Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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770.387.1357

Located North of Atlanta on I-75

World's First Coca-Cola Outdoor Wall Advertisement


A first in Coca-Cola advertising in downtown Cartersville, Georgia

2 W Main St.
Cartersville GA 30120
770-382-4010
Located on the side of Young Brothers Pharmacy


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

The Coca-Cola sign on the east wall of Young Brothers Pharmacy in downtown Cartersville has been authenticated by the Coca-Cola Company as the first outdoor painted-wall advertisement for Coca-Cola. It dates back to 1894, when an industrious Coca-Cola syrup salesmen named James Couden put down his order pad and picked up a paintbrush to create the first-of-its-kind sign. This sign received the 1990 Georgia Trust Award for Preservation - 25 layers of paint were removed during the restoration to reveal the original sign. Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Tip: Bring your camera for an excellent souvenir photograph each morning as the sun illuminates the sign from the east.