Coffeeville, a quaint village of 360 on the banks of the Tombigbee River, was named for General John Coffee, a hero of the Creek Indian War.
Coffeeville is on the state birding trail. The cypress swamps along the river near Coffeeville may reward birders with an active heronry during the spring and summer. Waders can be seen at the refuge throughout the year. Among other species found at various times include Northern bobwhite, Mississippi kite, and osprey.
There are two boat landings along the river, and this area is known for its excellent fishing and hunting.
Coffeeville Lake is the third largest lake in the Black Warrior and Tombigbee system with a surface area of 8,800 acres and a length of 97 miles. A modern campground is located at Service Park just west of the town of Coffeeville.
The town has a medical clinic; there is one bank, First United Security. A volunteer fire department operates in Coffeeville, and the West Bend/Bethel volunteer department also covers this area of rural west Clarke County. The town has its own police department. Elected officials include a mayor and five council members. There are fourteen churches of various denominations.
Electrical service is provided by Clarke-Washington Electric Cooperative. Cable television is available through Sky Cablevision, and water service is offered by the Coffeeville Water Works department or West Clarke Water Authority. Telephone service is through Century Tel.
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