Goodwater Alabama

Goodwater Alabama

Location of Goodwater Alabama in Coosa County Alabama

Goodwater is located in the northeast corner of Coosa County in central Alabama. It is the largest city in the county.

Goodwater was first known as Adkins Gap after an early settler, but became known as Goodwater because of its location near the spring that is the source of Hatchett Creek. The town remained relatively small until 1874, when the Central of Georgia Railroad ran a line through the town on its way to Birmingham, Jefferson County, from Columbus, Georgia. Goodwater was incorporated in 1875.
To assist the railroad, the Goodwater Depot was built in 1887. Because it had the only coal chute on the line between Columbus and Birmingham, most trains stopped there to take on coal. Goodwater also became a shipping center as area farmers and other communities brought goods to be sent throughout the state.

Goodwater’s population according to the 2010 Census was 1,475. Of that number, 73.7 percent of the respondents identified themselves as black, 24.3 percent as white, 0.7 percent as Hispanic or Latino, 0.7 percent as Native American, and 0.5 percent as two or more races.

Goodwater Alabama Events and Places of Interest

Goodwater is located approximately 10 miles north of Lake Martin, which offers all types of water sports, camping and rental facilities, and fishing. The Talladega National Forest lies just north of town.

Hatchett Creek offers opportunities for canoeing and fishing, as well as being known for its abundant Cahaba lily blooms in spring.

The Hatchett Creek Golf Course in Goodwater is a nine-hole course open to the public.

Source: Encyclopedia of Alabama

Goodwater Alabama Contact Information

Robert Graham, Mayor

PO Box 45
Goodwater AL 35072
Phone: 256-839-6301
Fax: 256-839-5663



Gerald Whetstone Police Chief

PO Box 74
Goodwater AL 35072
Phone: 256-839-6321

Goodwater Alabama Local Attractions and Events

Goodwater Public Library

Coosa County Chamber of Commerce

Historic Maps

Hatchet Creek

Old Rock Jail & Museum

Oakachoy Covered Bridge

Lake Martin

Talladega National Forest

Wind Creek State Park