|USGenWeb Project: ALGenWeb : County Index : Coffee County : Local Information|
Coffee County was created from part of Dale County by the state legislature on December 29, 1841 and named in honor of General John Coffee, a Creek War of 1813-1814 hero. Coffee County is located in the southeastern area of Alabama. Her county neighbors are: Pike County to the north, Geneva County to the south, Dale County to the east, and Covington & Crenshaw to the west. The first county courthouse at Wellborn was destroyed by fire in 1851. An election authorized by the legislature in 1852, placed the new location of the county seat at Bentonville, where Elba is now located. Enterprise is the county seat annex, boasting a beautiful new courthouse, as of 1999. Other towns and communities within Coffee County include Asbury, Battens Crossroads, Goodman, Kinston, and New Brockton. The area of the county is 680 square miles with a 1992 population of 41,169. The main products produced are clothing, peanuts, poultry and truck trailers.