Coffee County is named for John Coffee, who was a general who fought in the Creek War.
Created: December 29, 1841
Welburn 1841 – 1852
Elba 1852 – present
County Courthouse – Elba
Location: 230 Court Avenue / Simmons Street
Built: 1903 – 1904
Architect: Andrew J Bryan
Contractor: M T Lewman & Company of Louisville, Kentucky
Description: The building faces west and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The west front has a large arch with recessed entrance. Above the entrance is a balcony with arched doorway on the second story. Above rises a square brick clock tower with clock and steep roof. On either side of the entrance are round towers with conical roofs. The windows on the second story are arched.
See: The architect, Andrew J Bryan, designed the courthouse in Lee County and Monroe County; in Georgia in Colquitt County, Pulaski County and Stewart County; in Kentucky in Bracken Couinty and Mercer County; in Louisiana in Pointe Coupee Parish; in Mississippi in Attala County and Simpson County; and in Texas in Rains County.
See: The contractor M T Lewman and Company of Louisville, Kentucky.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Coffee County Courthouse
County Courthouse – Enterprise
Location: 99 South Edwards Street / East College Street
Built: 1998 – 1999
Architect: Joe Donofro, Jr.
Contractor: Saliba Construction Company
Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick structure. The southwest front has a large portico with six large white columns. The entrance is recessed. The first story has square arches with recessed windows.
N – Pike County
E – Dale County
S – Geneva County
Photos taken 2009