Place:Coffee, Alabama, United States

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Coffee County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of General John Coffee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,948. Its county seats are Elba and Enterprise.

Coffee County is part of the Enterprise–Ozark Micropolitan Statistical Area. The Coffee County Courthouse is located in Elba, Alabama, county seat of Coffee County.

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History

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The land in Coffee County was originally part of Dale County, which was incorporated in 1824. Coffee County was formed from the western part of Dale County on December 29, 1841. It was named after John R. Coffee, a hero in the Creek War of 1813—14. The first county seat was in Wellborn. After the courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1851, the county seat was moved to Elba.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1841 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1851 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1862 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1908 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 5,940
1860 9,623
1870 6,171
1880 8,119
1890 12,170
1900 20,972
1910 26,119
1920 30,070
1930 32,556
1940 31,987
1950 30,720
1960 30,583
1970 34,872
1980 38,533
1990 40,240

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