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WELCOME TO COFFEE COUNTY, GEORGIA

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COFFEE COUNTY, GEORGIA HISTORY

By Karen Batten

Coffee County was created in 1854, primarily from neighboring Telfair county and also parts of Clinch, Irwin and Ware counties.The Georgia Legislature
defined the boundaries of the new county and then instructed the leaders of the county to hold an election for county officers, divide the county into Militia districts
and to purchase land for the building of a courthouse and public buildings. According to W. P. Ward, Coffee county was organized on April 17, 1854 by the Justices
of the Inferior Court. The first officers of the county were: B. H. Tanner,Sheriff; Thomas Mobley, Ordinary; John W. Matchet, Tax Receiver; Sim Parker, Coroner;
and a Mr. Carver, Surveyor. Whitington S. Moore, served as the Clerk of both the Superior and Inferior Court. General John Coffee, who was born in Hancock Co. Ga.,
is the person for which the county is named. He was a renown Indian fighter,and a leader of the Ga. militia. He was responsible for the building of the Coffee Road which in
1854, formed the western boundary of the county. He died in 1836.


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NEIGHBORING COUNTIES

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Atkinson| Bacon| Ben Hill| Berrien|Irwin|Jeff Davis |Telfair| Ware

My name is Melody Moore McCook and I am the person responsible for Coffee County. Our Assistant Coordinator is Lynn Morrison Carver.
Our State Coordinator is Linda Blum Barton. Our South Central Regional Assistant is Dan Clark. If you would like to contribute your information
to this page, please let me know.We appreciate all of our contributors. If you would like to host a county, please send an e-mail to gagenweb-l@rootsweb.com
with the Subject: ADOPT and the name of the county that you would like to host.

GAGENWEB LINKS

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OTHER GEORGIA LINKS

Georgia State Archives Vital Records Information for Georgia Huxford Genealogical Society
Georgia Genealogical Society Georgia Post Cards Georgia Salzburger Society

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Melody M. McCook / Douglas / Georgia

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This page updated 10/01/2012

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