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Coffee County

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Incorporated Date: 
February 9, 1854
Population: 
42,356
Total Area: 
599.1 sq mi
Contact Information
101 South Peterson Ave.
Douglas, GA 31533
Phone Number: 
(912) 384-4799
Fax Number: 
(912) 384-0291

Coffee County drew its territory from parts of Clinch, Irwin, Telfair and Ware counties in 1854. General John Coffee, an Indian fight­er, is honored with its naming. Douglas, the county seat, is named for Stephen A. Douglas, the Democrat who unsuccessfully opposed Abraham Lincoln in the pivotal 1860 election.