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By David J Gaines, April 14, 2012
Clintonville Academy Marker
Alabama (Coffee County), Clintonville — Clintonville AcademyJanuary 11, 1860
On Alabama Route 51, on the left when traveling south.
Chartered as Clintonville Male and Female Academy. Building erected 1860: occupied January, 1861. The first school in Coffee County to teach beyond the sixth grade. Clintonville, for many years, was recognized as the cultural and educational center . . . — Map (db m54787) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Coffee Springs — Holloway Tabernacle ChurchEst. 1912
On County Route 639 at County Route 640, on the right when traveling west on County Route 639.
The first congregational meetings were held in a small former dwelling house. In 1915 this congregation joined with the Alabama District of The Assemblies of God. First pastors were: Rev. Elijah Spence and Rev. Wayne Tomlin. First deacons . . . — Map (db m95357) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Elba — City of Elba
On Buford Street, on the right when traveling west.
Elba began circa 1840. A ferry had been started across Pea River, thus beginning the town’s first name, Bridgeville. In 1850, the town’s name was changed to Bentonville in honor of a Missourian who had distinguished himself in service to Alabama in . . . — Map (db m54201) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Elba — First United Methodist ChurchEarliest Church in Elba
On Davis Street, on the left when traveling west.
A congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South existed in Elba even before Rev. Robert Shaw Rabb was assigned as the first minister to the Elba Circuit on December 15, 1853. This site was purchased in 1909 and the Church officially opened . . . — Map (db m83274) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Elba — Folsom Birthplace
On Putnam Street at Court Street, on the right when traveling east on Putnam Street.
James Elisha (Big Jim) Folsom, a resident of Elba, Coffee County, served as the 45th and 47th Governor of Alabama. Folsom lived in this home from 1908 to 1910 when it was located near the Folsom Mill Creek and Tabernacle communities. The Folsom . . . — Map (db m94160) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Elba — Folsom Estate
Near Putnam Street at Court Street.
Estate of Joshua Marion Folsom and wife Eulala Dunnavant Folsom Birth Place James Elisha Folsom October 9, 1908 46th Governor of Alabama January 1947 — 1951 48th Governor of Alabama . . . — Map (db m94161) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Elba — Historic Court Square
On U.S. 84, on the right when traveling west.
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 . . . — Map (db m54804) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Elba — Site of Curtis SchoolEarly 1900’s to 1967
On Alabama Route 141, on the left when traveling south.
Curtis School was organized in the early 1900’s and was originally located ½ mile south, where New Ebenezer Baptist Church now stands. A new school was built on this site in 1929 when Curtis, Mt. Zion, and Rhodes Schools were consolidated. . . . — Map (db m54741) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Elba — Wellborn
On County Route 544 0.3 miles north of County Route 552, on the left when traveling north.
The first seat of justice for Coffee County was located approximately 500 yards southeast of this site. The community was named for Gen. William Wellborn, an Alabama commander during the Creek Indian War of 1836-37. Under the Act of December . . . — Map (db m95355) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Enterprise — Boll Weevil MonumentDecember 11, 1919
On Main Street (U.S. 84) at College Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
In profound appreciation of the Boll Weevil and what it has done as the Herald of Prosperity this monument was erected by the Citizens of Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama — Map (db m30306) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Enterprise — Enterprise AcademyFounded 1904
On South Carroll Street south of Petty Circle, on the left when traveling south.
Beloved leader and principal of this institution, later known as Carroll Street School, was William M. Donald (1870-1941) His philosophy of education: "Apply yourself. Excellence is attained through self discipline and hard work. Learn the . . . — Map (db m71880) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Enterprise — Enterprise Depot
On Railroad Street 0 miles south of West College Street, on the right when traveling south.
This building was built in 1903 with additions in 1916 and 1997. The first freight shipments and passengers came here on the Alabama Midland railroad in 1898 immediately after construction of the roadbed. That was also the year when most of the . . . — Map (db m30307) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Enterprise — First United Methodist ChurchEarliest church in Enterprise
On South Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Organized in 1883 by 13 charter members as Carmichael Chapel of Elba Circuit, the congregation originally worshipped in a brush arbor on the NW corner of N. Main and Lee Streets. The first two sanctuaries built in 1883 and 1893 were both located on . . . — Map (db m54745) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Enterprise — Mt. Pleasant Misionary Baptist Church1874
On Alabama Route 27, on the right when traveling south.
Founded near Double Bridges Creek (LeCompte Place) three miles southwest of the present location. First Pastor: J. W. Bullard. Charter members: Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Mathis, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Barbee, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Nichols, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Jones, Mr. Bob . . . — Map (db m83327) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Enterprise — Rawls Hotel
On South Main Street (U.S. 84) 0 miles south of College Street, on the left when traveling north.
Original two-story brick structure built 1903 by Japheth Rawls, developer of some of earliest turpentine plants in Coffee County. Building remodeled 1928 and three-story wings added by Jesse P. Rawls, founder of first electric power system in . . . — Map (db m30308) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), Fairview — Battle BranchSeptember 2, 1864
On Alabama Route 87, on the left when traveling south.
The only battle fought in Coffee County during The War Between the States. Just east of this spot, at the branch head, a battle occurred between the Coffee County Home Guards and Ward’s Raiders, a group of Confederate deserters who had . . . — Map (db m83328) HM
Alabama (Coffee County), New Brockton — Arwood School Site
On County Route 248 1.2 miles north of Alabama Route 12, on the left when traveling north.
Established here about 1871 and served as educational, cultural, religious and social center of this community until consolidation in 1934. School land was donated by George and Georgie Arwood. Early teachers included W.E. Andrews, Mrs. M.E. Fleming . . . — Map (db m95354) HM

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