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Coffee County Historic Marker


Location of sign - 230 Court Street, Elba, Alabama


Photo taken- January 2006


Coffee County Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


Historic Court Square

The first Coffee County Courthouse was at Wellborn and burned in 1851.  This site given by John B. Simmons when Elba was 

selected the county seat polling 58 more votes than Indigo Head (Clintonville) in a county election on October 5, 1852.  The first 

building erected on this site was a two story frame structure burned by Ward's Ralders, September 3, 1863.  A new courthouse 

was completed in 1867.  This building served Coffee County until 1881 and was sold at auction.  A third building completed in 

1882 was enlarged in 1899.  Failing to meet the needs of Coffee County, It was replaced by the present courthouse in 1903.  

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


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