Coosa County, Alabama Records
Coosa County, Alabama (Map It) was created on December 18, 1832 from lands included in the Creek Indian Treaty of Cusseta, March 24, 1832. Coosa county was named for the Coosa River, which forms its western boundary. The word "Coosa" is believed to mean "cane-brake" in the Alibama-Kossati Indian dialect.
Coosa County Cities and Towns include Equality, Goodwater, Kellyton, Rockford.
A Map of Coosa County, Alabama contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Alabama maps at MapGeeks.org
Coosa County, Alabama Courthouse Records
Coosa County, AL Courthouse
The Coosa County Courthouse is located in Rockford, Alabama. A site on Albert Crumpler's plantation on Hatchemalega Creek was chosen as the county seat and given the name Lexington. In 1835 the name was changed to Rockford.
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Coosa county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Coosa County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from ? and has Divorce Records prior to 1950.
- Coosa County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1834, Probate Records from 1834 and Land Records from 1832.
- Coosa County Revenue Commissioner's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
- Coosa County Health Department has Birth Records from 1878, Death records from 1920. .
Coosa County, Alabama Census Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: 1820-1866, 1867
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Coosa County, Alabama Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Alabama Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1908 to present.
- Marriage Records: from August 1936 to present.
- Divorce Records: from January 1950 to present.
- Locations: Alabama Office of Vital Statistics, The RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificate Applications.
Coosa County, Alabama Resources
- State of Alabama Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Alabama
- Coosa County Historical Society, P. O. Box 388, Rockford, AL 35136
- Coosa River Valley Historical and Genealogical Society, PO Box 295, Centre, AL 35960
- Coosa County, Alabama Message Boards
Coosa County, Alabama External Links
- Alabama Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Coosa County, Alabama Books - Amazon
- Coosa Co., Alabama - FindaGrave
- Alabama Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Coosa Co. ALGenweb
- Alabama Newspaper Archives (1813 - 2003)
- Coosa County, Alabama Links - Cyndi's List
- Coosa County, Alabama Ancestry Database Collections
- Coosa County, Alabama Military Records