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Alabama Counties

Alabama currently has sixty-seven counties. The oldest county, Washington, was created on June 4, 1800, when what is now Alabama was then part of the Mississippi Territory. The newest county is Houston, created on February 9, 1903.

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Coosa County, Alabama History

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Coosa County is a county of the state of Alabama. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 11,539.Coosa County was created on December 18, 1832, from lands included in the Creek Indian Treaty of Cusseta, Mar. 24, 1832. The county seat is Rockford. Coosa county's name derives from a town of the Creek tribe and the Coosa River, which forms one of the county borders.

Coosa County is included in the Talladega-Sylacauga, AL Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL Combined Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Coosa County Name

It 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.

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Coosa County History

Coosa County, Alabama

Coosa county was formed by the Alabama legislature on December 18, 1832 from lands included in the Creek Indian Treaty of Cusseta, March 24, 1832. The 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 lies in the east-central part of the state. The county is bordered by Shelby, Talladega, Clay, Tallapoosa, Elmore, and Chilton counties. It currently comprises 675 square miles. 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. Other towns and communities include Equality, Nixburg, and Goodwater.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 666 square miles (1,720 km2), of which 651 square miles (1,690 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) (2.3%) is water.

The Coosa River runs along the western border of Coosa county, and several of its tributaries, including Paint, Weogufka, Hatchet, Swamp, and Weoka creeks, cross the county.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Talladega County
  • Northeast: Clay County
  • East: Tallapoosa County
  • Southeast: Elmore County
  • West: Chilton County
  • Northwest: Shelby County

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