Coffee County, Alabama

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Coffee County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of General John Coffee. As of 2007 the population was 46,793. Its county seats are Elba and Enterprise.

Coffee County is part of the Enterprise–Ozark Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The land in Coffee County was originally part of Dale County, which was incorporated in 1824. Coffee County was formed from the western part of Dale County in 1841. It was named after John R. Coffee, a hero in the Creek War of 1813—14. The first county seat was in Wellborn. After the courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1851, the county seat was moved to Elba.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 680 square miles (1,761.2 km2), of which 679 square miles (1,758.6 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.22%) is water.

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