Coffee County is located in the state of Tennessee in the United States of America. It is named for John Coffee, a military officer in the War of 1812 who served as an Indian agent. Coffee County is bordered by Franklin County to the east, Bedford County to the south, and Grundy County to the west. The county seat is Manchester, which is also the largest city in Coffee County.
Coffee County was formed in 1836 from parts of Bedford and Warren counties. The county was named in honor of John Coffee, a soldier, politician and a mentor of Andrew Jackson who served in the War of 1812. During the Civil War, a number of battles were fought in the county and Manchester was the site of the Battle of England Hill.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Coffee County is home to 52,796 people. The racial makeup of the county is 82.1% White, 14.7% African American, 1.2% Latino, 1.2% Asian and 0.9% Native American. The median household income for the county is $36,535.
Attractions and Things to do
Coffee County offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors and residents alike. Some of the most popular attractions in Coffee County include:
- Manchester Arts Center: This performing arts center hosts a variety of locally produced plays and musicals throughout the year.
- Short Springs Natural Area: This natural area is home to caves, waterfalls, and other natural formations.
- Tullahoma Little Theater: This community theater produces a full season of plays throughout the year.
- Coffee County Agriculture and Industry Museum: This museum documents the history of local agriculture and industry.
Whether you’re looking for a fun day out, some historical sights, or just want to relax, Coffee County has something for everyone.