Where Elliot ‘Coke’ Jones got his name
C.P Brazenton established the Louisa Coca-Cola Bottling plant in 1905 in Lawrence county, Kentucky. Fred Jones’ (of Louisa) grandfather, Elliott “Coke” Jones (shown in the photo on the right) came to Louisa from Greensboro North Carolina to help set up the plant. Elliott’s wife Sarah Kate Allison Jones, is shown with him in the photo.
Charles Tyler “C.T.” Britton bought the Coca-Cola plant in 1925 from C. P. Brazenton. C.T. Britton was mayor of Louisa for two terms. Shown outside the bottling company in 1907 are ( l-r) C.P. Brazenton, Jeb Heston, and Elliott “Coke” Jones. The others are unknown.
The Louisa Coca-Cola company is located on Clay Street in Louisa and was owned and operated by the Britton family for many years. It is now closed.
Max Young, 842 Rebecca Dr., Lexington, KY 40502, submits these photos which were shared with him by Fred Jones.