Coosa County Alabama
Coosa County population is 11,539. Its county seat is Rockford. Its name derives from a town of the Creek tribe.
Coosa County Alabama Towns:
Goodwater is a town in Coosa County in the northeast corner of the county in central Alabama. It is the largest city in the county. At the 2010 census the population was 1,475. It is part of the Talladega-Sylacauga Micropolitan Statistical Area.
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.
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.
Kellyton is an incorporated town in Coosa County. It had a population of 217 as of the 2010 census. Kellyton was originally an outpost called Webbsville, named for the area’s first postmaster, William Webb. In 1874, the name was changed to Kellyton in honor of James Kelly, a prominent local physician.
Rockford is a town in Coosa County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 477. The town is the county seat of Coosa County.
Coosa County Alabama Communities:
Dollar is an unincorporated community in Coosa County. Dollar serviced the communities of Hatchett Creek with a mercantile store, bank, post office, cotton gin, grist mill, saw mill, and blacksmith shop, etc.
When Mitchell Dam was built, the town and surrounding farms and communities were abandoned and the post office was moved to Verbena on Nov. 20, 1921.
The same year people began leaving due to potential problems that the reservoir would bring with disease carrying mosquitoes.
Equality is an unincorporated community in Coosa, Elmore and Tallapoosa counties.
Fishpond is an unincorporated community in Coosa County.
Hatchet is an unincorporated community in Coosa County.
Marble Valley, Alabama
Marble Valley is named after the Sylacauga marble found and quarried locally. A post office called Marble Valley was established in 1852, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934. Marble Valley became a site for soldiers to volunteer to join the Confederate States Army from Coosa County. One soldier from Marble Valley, William Wood, wrote letters home to his family during the Civil War. After his death in a northern prison in 1863, his brothers compiled the letters and information from fellow soldiers into memoirs.
Nixburg is an unincorporated community in Coosa County. Nixburg was established by 1850 by Solomon Robbins, who moved there from North Carolina, and was originally called Robbinsville. It was later renamed Nixburg in honor of the Nix family, who were early settlers of the area.
The Oakachoy Covered Bridge, which was formerly listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage, was located in Nixburg. The bridge was destroyed by vandals on June 2, 2001. The Old Shiloh Cemetery, also located in Nixburg, is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
Hissop is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Coosa County. Its population was 658 as of the 2010 census.
Mount Olive, Alabama
Mount Olive is a census-designated place in Coosa County. Its population was 371 as of the 2010 census.
Ray is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Coosa County. Its population was 443 as of the 2010 census.
Stewartville is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Coosa County. Its population was 1,767 as of the 2010 census.
Weogufka is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Coosa County. Its population was 282 as of the 2010 census.
Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in Coosa County Alabama
Site name Date listed City or Town Built or Established NRHP/NHL
- Coosa County Farmers and Civic Association Building September 25, 2008 c. 1929
- Coosa County Training School September 26, 2003 Rockford
- Double Bridges September 26, 2003 Weogufka vicinity c. 1934
- Franklin Store (Goodwater Feed & Seed) June 18, 2016 Goodwater c. 1904
- Lay Dam February 19, 1976 Coosa River c. 1910–1914
- Mims Ferry September 5, 1975 Coosa River c. 1895, 1957
- Oakachoy Covered Bridge (Destroyed by fire 2001) October 28, 1977 Nixburg vicinity c. 1915 Delisted
- Old Rockford Elementary School September 30, 1999 Rockford 1927
- Old Shiloh Cemetery March 24, 1995 Nixburg vicinity 1836
- James Powell House November 13, 1996 Rockford
- Rockford Women’s Club House March 13, 1996 Rockford 1932
- Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery July 30, 1981 Goodwater
- Weogufka State Park July 18, 1989 Weogufka c. 1930