Coosa County

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Coosa

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

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Talladega County

E – Tallapoosa County

S – Elmore County

W – Chilton County and Shelby County

 

Created:  December 18, 1832                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Coosa County

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 and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Rockford. 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. The building houses the County Circuit Court and the County District Court of the 40th Judicial District. Nearby is the old county jail.

 

History:  The county was created in 1832 and Rockford was designated as the county seat. The first courthouse was a log structure 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 as the second courthouse.

 

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

 

 

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County Courthouse – Rockford

 

 

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Old County Jail – Rockford

 

 

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Photos taken 2010