A relic of the Cold War, this Titan I Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) stands nearly 100 feet tall beside I-75 at Cordele. Local Rotary Club president John S. Pate, Jr., requested the surplus missile be dismantled and flown to nearby Warner Robins Air Force Base. From there it was delivered by truck to its present site. It was also given the dubious distinction of being named Confederate Air Force Launch Pad No. 1.
Have passed it many times myself!
A movie was filmed about this missile called “EXIT 101” you can find it at online retailers everywhere on DVD.
Later generations of Titans were used all the way up to 2005 to launch satellites.
When I was a kid traveling to Albany from up north, this “rocket” always let me know that we were almost home. It also used to be fully painted. It looks like they’ve let it fall into disrepair.