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Coosa County Genealogy

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Coosa County Alabama History and Profile:

Coosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name derives from a town of the Creek tribe. As of 2000 the population was 12,202, but since that time it has lost the most population by percentage of any Alabama county. Its county seat is Rockford.

Coosa is part of the Alexander City micropolitan area.

It was established on December 18, 1832.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Coosa County, Alabama:

* Equality (part of Equality is in Elmore County)
* Goodwater
* Kellyton
* Rockford


Coosa County Government

Coosa County Courthouse
100 Main Street
Rockford AL 35136

Goodwater Public Library
36 Weogufka Street
Goodwater, AL 35072

Rockford Public Library
110 Main Street
Rockford, AL 35136

Coosa County Historic Places

Coosa County Jail

Oakachoy Covered Bridge – delisted (burned June 2, 2001)

Coosa County Genealogy Resources

Coosa County Alabama, ALGenWeb site

Coosa County, Alabama USGenWeb archives

Coosa County Genealogy page at KindredTrails

Vital Records

Coosa County Clerk
P.O. Box 10
Rockford, AL 35136
Phone: (256) 377-2420

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger however. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.


1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription

Tax Records


USGS listing of Cemeteries in Coosa County

Coosa County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

Query Forums

Genealogy Forums can be a great way to find other people that are researching the same ancestors as you are. Even if they may be not be researching the same direct line but related lines you may find information that is useful in your own research. Make sure to verify any other research that you add to your own research and try to document it well. If asking questions in genealogy forums it is good to provide as much information as possible and in the subject of the posting try to give name and a date or range of dates to help make your query more likely to be found. Posts with titles like “looking for family” or “help!” are too generic and something along the lines of “John Smith b. abt 1828 md. Hannah Jones” would be more helpful to get your post read by those that are interested in the John Smith/Hannah Jones family.

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