Dr. John Pemberton first created the syrup for Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Ga. on May 8, 1886. The syrup was mixed with carbonated water and sold at the Jacobs' Pharmacy as a fountain drink, where glasses of the new drink cost 5 cents each.
Coca-Cola was sold only as a fountain drink until the year 1894. In this year, a man named Joseph Biedenharn set up bottling equipment in the back of his store in Vicksburg, Miss. He began bottling and selling cases of Coca-Cola to lumber camps and farms along the Mississippi River, making this the first instance of Coca-Cola being bottled.