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Coosa County courthouse in Rockford, Alabama

Coosa County courthouse in Rockford, Alabama

Rockford Alabama

Rockford is the seat of Coosa County. Located on Hatchet Creek, Rockford was founded in 1835. Prior to its selection as the county seat, the county government was located in the town of Lexington. When that town was abandoned in 1834, Rockford was established as the seat the following year.

Rockford Alabama Demographics

Rockford’s population according to 2016 Census estimates was 618. Of that number, 56.3 percent of the population reported itself as white and 43.7 percent as African American. The city’s median household income was $21,429, and per capita income was $14,461.

Rockford Alabama Events and Places of Interest

  • The Old Rock Jail, more formally the former Coosa County Jail, dates from 1825. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and houses a museum.
  • On the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage are the Rockford Women’s Club House (ca. 1932),
  • the James Powell House, and
  • Old Rockford Elementary School (ca. 1927).
  • Behind the Rock Jail lies the grave of Fred the Town Dog, a stray who was adopted by the town in 1993 and lived there a decade, dying in 2002. He became nationally known after being featured on the Animal Planet television network and was inducted into the Alabama Animal Hall of Fame in 2004.

Hatchett Creek and Weogufka Creek

People come far and wide to enjoy our beautiful Hatchett and Weogufka Creek here in Coosa County. Hatchett Creek has 35 miles of waterway where Weogufka Creek has 26 miles to enjoy. Primitive camping can be found along the way thanks to the Alabama Scenic River Trail organization.

 

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