Welcome to Coosa County Alabama.  I am Margie Daniels, county manager for Coosa.  The site is new, created  November 25, 2004 and will be growing.  Help us grow by sending your information and volunteering to help others on the look up section.

Good luck in your research.

Email Margie Daniels if you are interested in hosting a County or have information to submit. 

My Coosa research is the Parker and Castleberry families.

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Coosa County was created by the Alabama legislature on 1832 Dec. 18, from lands included in the Creek Indian Treaty of Cusseta, 1832 Mar. 24. It was named for the Coosa River, which forms its western boundary. The word "Coosa" is believed to mean "cane-brake" in the Alibama-Kossati Indian dialect. Coosa County lies in the east-central part of the state. It is bordered by Shelby, Talladega, Clay, Tallapoosa, Elmore, and Chilton counties. It currently comprises 675 square miles. A site on Albert Crumpler's plantation on Hatchemalega Creek was chosen as the county seat and given the name Lexington. In 1835 the name was changed to Rockford. Other towns and communities include Equality, Nixburg, and Goodwater.

County Records

  • Clerk of Circuit Court, P.O. Box 218, Rockford, AL 35136,Phone (256) 362-5721
    Court Records call for information.
  • Clerk of Probate Court, PO Box 218, Rockford, AL 35136
    Marriage Records from 1834, Probate Records from 1834 and Land Records from 1832
  • Coosa County Health Department
    Birth Records from 1878, Death records from 1920

 

  • Coosa County Historical Society, P. O. Box 388, Rockford, AL 35136
    Publication: Coosa Heritage
  • Coosa River Valley Historical and Genealogical Society, PO Box 295, Centre, AL 35960
  • Alabama Dept. of Archives & History
    624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100; Phone: (334) 242-4435
  • Alabama Genealogical Society, Inc. (Depository and Headquarters)
    Samford University Library, 800 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 2296, Birmingham, AL 35229-0001 EMAIL
  • Alabama Dept. of Public Health,
    RSA Tower, 201 Monroe St. Suite 1150, Montgomery, AL 36104; (334) 206-5418, Fax: (334) 262-9563

 

Coosa Co. Historical Society
P.O. Box 388
Rockford, AL 35136

Coosa Library
Rockford Public Library
256-377-4911

map of Alabama counties with Coosa County highlighted

Alabama Coat-Of-Arms

Our Neighbors

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Coosa Death Records ] Cemeteries ]

 

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Sources:

Authority:
Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921

 

Margie Daniels 2005.  This site is part of The Heart Of Dixie Project. http://www.theheartofdixie.net and The Georgia GenWeb www.gagenweb.org