Early days in Coffee County, TN, are recalled in this spiral bound booklet of excerpts compiled from the 1887 book: History of Tennessee originally published by Goodspeed Publishing Co., and other sources. The 55-page booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The first 19 pages of the booklet are devoted to the history of the county. Included are a physical description of the county, names of many early settlers, early merchants and industries, creation of the county, justices, first courthouse, county court clerks, masonic lodge, newspaper, divided Civil War sentiment, schools and churches, etc. Manchester is the county seat. Tullahoma is located here, as are several small communities: Beech Grove, Hillsboro, Summittville, and Noah. Besides the names mentioned in the first part of the booklet, there are biographies of many county residents of yesteryear. Most are fairly lengthy, and include ancestors, previous residences, children, in-laws, affiliations, war records, and business activities. In the course of this they often shed light on the early businesses, professions and institutions in the county. The biographies include: William Alwood, Simeon Ashley, John H. Ashley, James G. Aydelott, Dr. A.W. Booth, E.A. Call, James Carden, George N. Carter, John B. Carroll, J.A. Clark, W.A. Clark, A.B. Conley, G.R. Crane, S.J. Crockett, George W. Cross, F.E. Cunningham, George W. Davidson, G.S. Deakins, H.P. Dewey, Dr. William M. Fariss, Dr. J.K. Farris, Timothy S. Givan, W.P. Hickerson Jr., L.D. Hickerson Jr., Wilburn Hiles, P.C. Isbell, D.C. Jackson, Capt. A. Jacobs, Stokely Jacobs, J.M. Jernigan, W.T. Lawrence, Mrs. C.J. Lyon, W.A. Marshall, H.P. Maynard, Dr. P.H. McBride, S.J. McLemore, D.E. Mead, F.N. Miller, J.S. Moore, Lewis B. Morgan, William L. Norton, E.W. Pearson, W. Ramsey, R.H. Richardson, Emmett Russell, James H. Rutledge, Col. H.S. Sheid, Joel B. Smith, I.C. Stone, B.S. Stroud, F.M. Taylor, John F. Thomas, J.W. Waggoner, James F. Ward, E.M. Whitworth, J.C. Winton, Dr. S.H. Wood, Dr. J.D. Wooton, and J.W. Yates. Brief excerpts from Counties of Tennessee by Austin P. Foster, and Tennessee, a Guide to the State, compiled and written by the Federal Writer's Project of the WPA in 1939, are included.