Historical Society Now Open On Saturdays

coffee county court houseCoffee County Historical Society, located in the historic courthouse on the square in Manchester, is now open on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 1:00 for the convenience of its members and visitors who work during the week. The office remains open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 to 1:00 as well.
The Historical Society has been in operation since 1969 and during that time has published quite a number of books on the history of the county as well as marriage records going back to 1853, and transcribed census records for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880, which are for sale at very reasonable prices (with a 20% discount to members). Their library also contains cemetery records, publications on the history of Tennessee and numerous other counties, several cabinets of family genealogy files, published family history books, past volumes of local newspapers from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and many other publications of interest to local residents. Many unusual old photos are also available.
Visitors are welcome to drop by the office and peruse these items any Wednesday, Friday or Saturday morning, and a knowledgeable volunteer is available to assist with research or questions. For more information, call the Historical Society office at 931-728-0145 or e-mail cchs1969@att.net.