Coosa County

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Coosa County is named for the Coosa River, which flows through the county and is named after a Native American village.


Created:  December 18, 1832

County Seat:

Rockford  1832 – present


County Courthouse – Rockford


Location:  1100 Main Street / Court Alley

Built:  1969 – 1970

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Elliot and Bradford Inc.

Contractor:  Hugh M Motes, Inc.


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story brown-buff colored brick structure. The east front has a recessed porch with threes rectangular openings on the first story and four columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. The north and south sections project from the main building. The roof is pitched. Nearby is the old county jail.


Note:  The courthouse was constructed by Patrick Coniff in 1858. The building was remodeled in 1906 and again in 1925 after a fire. The architect was Bem Price. The building was substantially remodeled in 1969 to 1970.


See:  Other antebellum courthouses in Alabama are located in Lowndes CountyPerry County and Saint Clair County.



N – Talladega County

E – Tallapoosa County

S – Elmore County

W – Chilton County and Shelby County





County Courthouse













Old County Jail




Photos taken 2010