Georgia is the birthplace of the world's most popular soft drink, Coca-Cola.

There are an abundance of Coke ads painted on the sides of buildings. The tradition goes back to 1894 when the first one was painted on a drug store in Cartersville, Georgia.

Here are just a few of the ones around Georgia.

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.

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"I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to buy the world a Coke
And keep it company
That's the real thing"
Rome, Georgia: The citizens of this north Georgia town historically drink more
Coca-Cola per person, per year, than any other place in the world.
'Coca-Cola' was invented on May 8, 1886 by Dr John Styth Pemberton, a pharmacist, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It first went on sale in Jacob's Pharmacy, Atlanta, Georgia.
'Coca-Cola' is the most recognized trademark, recognized by 94% of the world's population and is the most widely recognized word after "OK".

Photo 1: Paulding County

Photo 2: Cartersville, Bartow County

Photo 3: Acworth, Cobb County

Photo 4: Acworth, Cobb County

Photo 5: Cartersville, Bartow County

Photo 6: Douglasville, Douglas County

Photo 7: Fayetteville, Fayette County

Photo 8: Powder Springs, Cobb County

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