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Coosa County, Alabama
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Coosa County, Alabama Facts

When was Coosa County, AL Created?
Coosa County was created on December 18, 1832, from lands included in the Creek Indian Treaty of Cusseta, Mar. 24, 1832.

What is the County Seat of Coosa County, AL?
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. and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Coosa County, AL?
Bordering Counties are Talladega CountyClay CountyTallapoosa CountyElmore CountyChilton CountyShelby County

Coosa County, AL Vital Records

Where can find Coosa County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Coosa County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Coosa County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Coosa County Health Department has Birth Records from 1878, Death records from 1920.

Coosa County, AL Census Records

What Coosa County, AL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Coosa County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Coosa Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Coosa Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coosa Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coosa Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are Alabama State censuses from 1820-1866. Also two Alabama Census of Confederate Soldiers for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Alabama Census Records Research Guide

Coosa County, AL Courthouse and Government Records

Coosa County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Coosa County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Coosa County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Alabama residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Coosa County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Alabama Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Coosa County, AL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Coosa County, AL?
A list of Coosa County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Alabama Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

  • Coosa County Historical Society, P. O. Box 388, Rockford, AL 35136; Publication: Coosa Heritage
  • Coosa River Valley Historical and Genealogical Society, PO Box 295, Centre, AL 35960
  • ALCOOSA. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Coosa County, Alabama. To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).
  • Alabama Genealogical Society, c/o Samford University Library, AGS Depository and Headquarters, 800 Lakeshore Drive, P.O. Box 2296, Birmingham, AL 35229-0001
  • Alabama Department of Archives & History, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100; Phone: (334) 242-4435

Where can I connect with other Coosa County, AL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Coosa County, AL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Coosa County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

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Coosa Co. AL Cemeteries & Church Records

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Coosa Co. AL Military Records