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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 http://www.coffeecounty.us/
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.
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.
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.
The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Coffee County.