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When was Coffee County, AL Created?
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.
What is the County Seat of Coffee County, AL?
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/
Where can find Coffee County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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.
Vital Records can also be found in the Coffee County Health Department has Birth Records from 1908,Daeth records from 1920.
What Coffee County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Coffee County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available 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.
There are Alabama State censuses from 1820-1866. Also two Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Alabama Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Coffee County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Coffee County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Alabama residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Coffee County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Coffee County, AL?
A list of Coffee County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Alabama Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Coffee County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Coffee County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Coffee County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.