Coffee County was established in 1836 from parts of Bedford, Warren, and Franklin counties and named in honor of General John Coffee, who was a close political ally of Andrew Jackson. The county seat of Coffee County is Manchester. The county has several important prehistoric sites, the most significant being Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Area near the Duck River.
Railroads have also played an important role in the history of Coffee County. During the 1850s, railroad officials created the town of Tullahoma as the mid-point of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad and its presence brought both Union and Confederate troops to the county during the Civil War. In addition to the railroads, Coffee County is home to the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), a federal government center for research and development of modern technology. For more information regarding Coffee County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.
|Farm Name||County||Date Founded||Special Recognition|
|Brown Dairy Farm||Coffee||1865|
|Claude Anderson Farm||Coffee||1905|
|John F. Willis Farm||Coffee||1813|