Santa Rosa County Sheriffs:  1842-2000



Term of Office		Sheriff

1842-1845	Jesse Carter Allen (Territorial Sheriff)
1845-1849	William Washington Harrison
1849-1851	James R. Mims
1851-1855	Isaiah Cobb, Jr.
1855-1859	James C. McArthur 
1860-1861	Isaiah Cobb, Jr. (Partial term as sheriff until Confederate States of America ruled)
1861-1863	James Milton Amos (Confederate Sheriff)
1863-1865	                              John L. McLellan    (Confederate Sheriff)
1865-1867	Abraham B. Dixon  (Confederate Sheriff)
1867-1874	Martial Law Governed
1874-1878	John W. Butler
1878-1881	William Adam C. Benbow
1881-1893	William Jackson Johnson
1893-1897	John Houston Collins 
1897-1909	David Mitchell           
1909-1913	John Houston Collins 
1913-1921	John H. Harvell
1921-1933	Henry Clay Mitchell   
1933-1945	Joseph T. Allen          
1945-1957	Marshall Rufus Hayes
1957-1959	Bart D. Broxson (Died in office)
1959-1959	Annie R. Broxson (Interim for Bart Broxson for 2 weeks)
1959-1961	                              John Ray Broxson
1961-1968	Wade H. Cobb, Sr.
1968-1972	Leon Hinote, Jr.
1972-1981	Richard Harvell Enfinger
1981-1985	James A. Powell
1985-1992	Elwyn Mauriece Coffman, Jr.
1992-1992	James F. Coats (Interim Sheriff)
1992-2000	Jerry D. Brown
2000-				O. Wendell Hall