COFFEE COUNTY


The entrance to Old Stone Fort
County Seat: Manchester

A lot people come to Old Stone Fort Historic Park just to look at the pretty waterfalls. But when it comes to history, it is one of the most mysterious places in the state. Not a fort at all, but a gathering place for Native Americans two thousand years ago, we're just now learning what took place here. Click
here for a virtual tour.
The Arnold wind tunnel
PHOTO: AEDC
Also in Coffee County: The CoffeeCounty community of Tullahoma contains the world’s largest experimental wind tunnel, a part of the Arnold Engineering Design Center (AEDC). The test facilities can simulate flight conditions from sea level to space and as high as twenty times the speed of sound. Aerospace engineers come from all over the country to do research here.
The Tallapoosa River at the Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
Coffee County is named for General John Coffee, who commanded 1,300 men at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814 (nearly half of which were Native Americans allied to the Americans). The Battle of Horseshoe Bend, which took place in present-day Alabama, broke the power of the Creek Indian nation and made Andrew Jackson nationally famous. To read more about this battle, click here.

We also have a photo of the Coffee County Courthouse.