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Elba in Coffee County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Historic Court Square

 
 
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By David J Gaines, March 31, 2012
1. Historic Court Square Marker
Inscription. 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 Raiders, 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 1881 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.
 
Erected 1974.
 
Location. 31° 24.83′ N, 86° 3.951′ W. Marker is in Elba, Alabama, in Coffee County. Marker is on U.S. 84, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located in the southwest corner of the courthouse lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Elba AL 36323, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Folsom Birthplace (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Folsom Estate
Historic Court Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, March 31, 2012
2. Historic Court Square Marker
(about 500 feet away); City of Elba (about 600 feet away); Site of Curtis School (approx. 5.5 miles away); Arwood School Site (approx. 6.3 miles away); Wellborn (approx. 7.4 miles away); Clintonville Academy (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elba.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Historic Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, March 31, 2012
3. Historic Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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