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Coffee County, Alabama

Coffee County was created on Dec. 29, 1841, from what had been part of Dale County. This particular county was named in honor of Gen. John Coffee, a hero of the Creek War of 1813-14.

 The first county seat was at Wellborn. The county courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1851, and the following year the legislature authorized an election to be held to select another site. The town of Elba, then called Bentonville, was chosen. In addition the county government website is

Locations adjacent Coffee County happen to be Pike County (north), Dale County (east), Geneva County (south), Covington County (west), Crenshaw County (northwest).

Cities and towns found in Coffee County consist of Elba, Enterprise, Kinston, New Brockton.

Coffee County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Coffee County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Coffee County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Coffee Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Coffee Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coffee Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coffee Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Coffee County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Coffee County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Coffee County Courthouse and Government Records

Coffee County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Coffee County court, probate, and land documents as a source of genealogy and family history details.

Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of countless Alabama people.

The odds are excellent that your ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least several aspects of their lives in the Coffee County court records.

Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1859 and 1871.

Coffee County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Coffee County.

Coffee Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Coffee Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Coffee Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Coffee Co. AL Census Records

Coffee Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Coffee Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Coffee Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Coffee Co. AL General and History Websites

Coffee Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Coffee Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Coffee Co. AL Military Records

Coffee Co. AL Schools & Directories

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