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Coffee County was named in honor of Maj. Gen. John Coffee. He was a soldier, surveyor, and close friend of Andrew Jackson. Under his command, Tennessee troops took a decisive part in the New Orleans Campaign, Dec. 23, 1814, to Jan. 8, 1815.

This county lies principally on the highlands or plateau of Middle Tennessee, a small portion only being in the basin. The soil is generally light and sandy, though there arc some fertile valley. Manchester is the county seal. Its population is 488. Other towns arc, Summitville, Beech Grove, Hillsboro, Pocahontas, Needmore and Tullahoma, the latter being a summer resort of considerable celebrity. The principal water-courses are Duck River and its tributaries, which afford water power of the finest quality. The county is amply supplied with timber. The principal products are corn, wheat, oats, rye, fruits and live stock. The plateau lands, though not adapted for heavy crops of grain, are well suited for the growth of fruits. The principal educational institutions arc the Tullahoma College, the Tullahoma Grammar School, and the Manual School, of Manchester. The Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad passes through the county, and the Manchester and McMinnville Railroad has its terminus at Tullahoma. There are in the county one paper factory, one hub and spoke factory, one file factory, one axe-handle factory, one sash, door and blind factory and one woolen mill. The amount of capital invested is about $250,000, and number of persons employed 200. The prevailing religious denominations are Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Cumberland Presbyterian and Episcopalian. The county taxes are: for schools, 10 cents; for roads, 15 cents; for county purposes, 10 cents.
Hand-book of Tennessee By A. W. Hawkins, Henry E. Colton 1882



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Surrounding Counties

Bedford 
Cannon 
Franklin 
Grundy 
Moore 
Rutherford
Warren



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