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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

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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.

Census

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription

Tax Records

Cemeteries

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.

Coosa County, AL at
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News Related to Coosa County, AL

“Coosa County” al – Google News

Wilson announces candidacy for Coosa Co. sheriff – The Alexander City Outlook

Wilson announces candidacy for Coosa Co. sheriff
The Alexander City Outlook
Wilson is a member of the Coosa County Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, the Alabama Cattlemen's Association and as a member of the Coosa County Extension Advisory Board. He also leads the Sheriff's Team supporting Cancer Outreach and …




An ultimate honor – The Alexander City Outlook

An ultimate honor
The Alexander City Outlook
… amassing more than 600 victories, a litany of regional champions, two coach of the year awards, multiple state championships and an induction into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame, Belyeu has become a legend in Coosa County as well as in …




Coosa Co. Schools delayed Monday due to possible severe weather – WSFA

Coosa Co. Schools delayed Monday due to possible severe weather
WSFA
Coosa County Schools will start at 10 a.m. on Monday due to the possibility of severe weather. We will update with anymore delays as soon as they become available. Chief Meteorologist Rich Thomas has updated the Raycomm weather blog. Check it out …

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Alabama Graphite Receives Promising Preliminary Geophysical Survey Results – MarketWatch

Alabama Graphite Receives Promising Preliminary Geophysical Survey Results
MarketWatch
Alabama Graphite Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alabama Graphite Company Inc., is a graphite exploration and development company whose flagship project "The Coosa Graphite Project" in Coosa County, Alabama is located in an area with …

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Alabama man stationed at Ft. Hood still in disbelief – WSFA

Alabama man stationed at Ft. Hood still in disbelief
WSFA
An Alabama man who is stationed at Fort Hood is still in disbelief. Army Specialist Drek Belyue, who is from Coosa County, says police are still on the scene tonight at Fort Hood. He says you can still see and hear sirens as this is still an active

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