The City of Elba, Alabama, located in Coffee County in Southeastern Alabama, just 38 miles from the Florida State Line, is what a small town is supposed to be. Its great location with proximity to the nearby Gulf Coast beaches and major transportation routes makes the City of Elba a perfect choice for businesses and individuals looking to relocate. Come see what makes the City of Elba a great place to live, work and visit.
Elba was once named Bentonville, in honor of Col. Thomas Hart Benton, Senator from Missouri who served in Alabama in the Creek Indian Wars of 1813-1814. On December 8, 1851, citizens decided to rename the town. The suggested names were placed in a top hat. John Simmons, the founder of the town, had been reading a biography of Napoleon Bonaparte with reference to him being exiled to the island of Elba off the coast of Italy, placed the name of Elba in the hat. It later was drawn. Elba is known as “The City of Flowing Wells” at one point in time there were over 150 naturally flowing wells within the city limits.
Elba, the County Seat of Coffee County, is centrally situated in the Wiregrass Region of Southeat Alabama alongside the confluence of Whitewater Creek and the Pea River. With a current population of around 4,000 residents, Elba is home to several buisness and industry Enterprises. In addition to numerous local professional and retail enterprises, agriculture is a driving force in the area economy.
Don’t Miss these Attractions:
- Tiger Town Park
- The Coffee County Lake
- Elba City Pool
- Major James E. Grimes Riverwalk
- Pea River Outdoors
- Veterans Memorial Park
- The Stinson House
- Coffee County Courthouse
- Folsom Birthplace
- Summerlyn Park
329 Putnam Street, Elba, AL 36323 | (334) 897-3125