Coosa County

 


Courthouse

The Coosa County Courthouse is located in Rockford, which has been the county seat since 1835.

Historic Downtown

Downtown Rockford is often a quiet and peaceful area. Downtown includes Town Hall and current businesses, along with the old bank building and Crew's drugstore.

Coosa Jail

The old rock jail in Rockford is the oldest rock jail in the state of Alabama. It now serves as a museum and is under the care of the Historical Society. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was built in 1825.

Kellyton Baptist Church

This third building for Kellyton Baptist Church was constructed in 1949, with the church being organizaed in 1905.

Kellyton

The Town of Kellyton was reincorporated as a municipality in Coosa County, and as of the 2010 census had a population of 217. Kellyton is the hometown of retired professional football player Justin Tuck.

History of Railroad

The railroad came to Coosa County in 1874, thanks to the Savannah & Memphis Railroad Company building a line from Opelika to Goodwater, with the railroad going through Kellyton. The Goodwater Railroad Depot followed suit, being constructed in 1875.

Rockford

Rockford has served as the seat of Coosa County since 1835, and Town Hall serves as a central hub for the community, housing the police department and library.

Hatchet Creek

Hatchet Creek is one of the county's many natural resources, and one of the most popular, flowing from the northwest corner of the county down to where it enters the Coosa River at Mitchell Lake. The creek offers relaxation with canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, as well as the opportunity to see beautiful Cahaba lilies. The creek has been designated as a spur trail for the Alabama Scenic River Trail.

Sewer Board

In 1990, the Rockford Sewer Board installed these rather uncommon sewer covers throughout the town limits. The scenic scene depicted on them showcases the town's rural environment and adds to the community's charm.

Goodwater City Hall

Goodwater Downtown

Goodwater was a "boom town" thanks to the railroad industry, and even though it is no longer the bustling city of its hey day, it remains the most populated town in Coosa County. Goodwater is not only the hometown of professional basketball player Jamario Moon, but it was also the hometown of Col. Hartley Moon, adjutant general of Alabama, and Dr. Robert Daniel Carmichael, a mathematician for whom Carmichael numbers are named.

Goodwater Fire Department

Goodwater Depot

The Goodwater Depot was built in 1887 by the Central of Georgia Railroad Company. It had the only coal chute between Columbus, Ga., and Birmingham, so it was necessary for every train to stop at the Goodwater Depot. Year-round shipments of lumber were made from the Depot, as well as seasonal shipments of cotton and watermelon. After the railroad companies progressed to diesel engines and trucking became more popular, only passenger trains stopped at the Depot, and those eventually ceased, as well. In 1984, the Central of Georgia Railroad Company gave the Depot building to the City of Goodwater, and the Pride and Action Club paid to have it moved to its current location on Alabama Highway 9 North of Goodwater.

Goodwater Healthcare Center

The Goodwater Healthcare Center is a state-licensed, 72-bed nursing facility that provides both long-term and short-term nursing and rehabilitation services in Coosa County and the surrounding area. It has been in operation since 1966. In addition to the main facility, the property includes the Administrative Annex building, which is a restored Victorian house. The center is located on Alabama Highway 9 near the old Goodwater Depot.

Goodwater Hillabee Lodge