Centrally located, Rockford is the Coosa County seat and has a population of about 400. It was established in 1835.
Coosa county was one of 14 counties organized from lands ceded by the Creek Indians in the 1832 Treaty of Cusseta. A site on Hatchet Creek was chosen as the county seat and given the name Lexington. In 1835, the name for the county seat was changed to Rockford.