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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Alabama|Alabama]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[{{PAGENAME}}|Coosa County]]''
  
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*'''[[Coosa County, Alabama#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Coosa County, Alabama#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Coosa County, Alabama#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
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*{{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in<br>'''Neighboring Counties:'''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 Births and Christenings 1881-1930]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674672 Marriages 1816-1957]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674670 Death and Burials 1881-1952]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307888 Deaths &nbsp;1908-1974]<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
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{{ALinfobox|Coosa|1832|December 18|Rockford}}  
 
{{ALinfobox|Coosa|1832|December 18|Rockford}}  
 
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|Coosa County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesMetropolitan&countyID=coosa Coosa County Courthouse]<br>Main Street,<br>Rockford, AL 35136 <br>Phone&nbsp;(205) 377-4988  
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[[Image:Coosa County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Coosa County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg]] [http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondary.jsp?id=countiesMetropolitan&countyID=coosa Coosa County Courthouse]<br>Main Street,<br>Rockford, AL 35136 <br>Phone&nbsp;(205) 377-4988  
  
 
Probate Records Office has a few birth and death records 1920-1945<br>Marriage, Probate, Land and Military records from 1834<br>Circuit Court Records from 1834 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coosa County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Probate Records Office has a few birth and death records 1920-1945<br>Marriage, Probate, Land and Military records from 1834<br>Circuit Court Records from 1834 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coosa County p. 36. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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Coosa County was formed from the Creek Cession of 1832 so does not have a parent county.
  
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Biographies ====
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==== Biography ====
  
 
{{ALbio|722}}  
 
{{ALbio|722}}  
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/coosa/bios.htm Coosa County Biographies] at [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135748,n,weogufka%20cemetery.cfm Weogufka Cemetery]&nbsp;
 
*[http://alabama.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,135748,n,weogufka%20cemetery.cfm Weogufka Cemetery]&nbsp;
  
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Additional Coosa County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}}, {{FSbook|185660|disp=Vol. 2}}, and {{FSbook|185672|disp=Vol. 6}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
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*Ivison, Hazle R. Collins. ''Index to Alabama Cemeteries: Blount County, Coosa County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Winston County.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|212970}} - free.
  
 
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==== &nbsp;&nbsp;Military&nbsp; ====
  
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Coosa County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of&nbsp;Coosa County.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry]], Company G
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company I "Wetumpka Light Guards"
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:- [[8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B "Governor's Guards"
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:- [[12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B "Coosa Volunteers"
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:- [[13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company D (Coosa Farmers)
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:- [[34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B and C
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:- [[46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B
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:- [[47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H
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:- [[59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company C and K
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:- [[60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company B
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
*Hull, Edward F. ''Early Records of Coosa County, Alabama, 1832-1860: Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|88352}} - free.
 
*Hull, Edward F. ''Early Records of Coosa County, Alabama, 1832-1860: Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|88352}} - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Coosa County is in District 2.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{Alabama vitals}}  
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===== Birth  =====
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete. - free
  
 
:*'''1832-1860''' - Hull, Edward F. ''Early Records of Coosa County, Alabama, 1832-1860: Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|88352}} - free.
 
:*'''1832-1860''' - Hull, Edward F. ''Early Records of Coosa County, Alabama, 1832-1860: Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records.'' n.d. Digital version at {{FSbook|88352}} - free.
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:*'''1834–1848, 1878–1901, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1834–1847; 1878–1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths recorded by the state of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection - free
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://uswebgen.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/coosa.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/coosa.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
*[http://www.algw.org/coosa/coosa.html Coosa County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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*[http://www.algw.org/coosa/coosa.html Coosa County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Coosa|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Coosa|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Coosa/ Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Coosa/ Coosa County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Alabama  Gotoarrow.png  Coosa County

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1878
1834
1920
1865
1832
1832
For earlier dates, try...Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries | Parent County
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Online Records


Coosa County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Coosa County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 18, 1832
County Seat Rockford
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Coosa County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Coosa County Courthouse
Main Street,
Rockford, AL 35136
Phone (205) 377-4988

Probate Records Office has a few birth and death records 1920-1945
Marriage, Probate, Land and Military records from 1834
Circuit Court Records from 1834 [1]

History

Parent County

Coosa County was formed from the Creek Cession of 1832 so does not have a parent county.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Biographies of many notable residents of Coosa County, Alabama were published in Memorial Record of Alabama (1893). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Begins on page 722.

Cemeteries

Additional Coosa County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 6 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

  • Ivison, Hazle R. Collins. Index to Alabama Cemeteries: Blount County, Coosa County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Winston County. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Coosa County, Alabama
Year Pop.  %±
1840 6,995
1850 14,543 107.9%
1860 19,273 32.5%
1870 11,945 −38.0%
1880 15,113 26.5%
1890 15,906 5.2%
1900 16,144 1.5%
1910 16,634 3.0%
1920 14,839 −10.8%
1930 12,460 −16.0%
1940 13,460 8.0%
1950 11,766 −12.6%
1960 10,726 −8.8%
1970 10,662 −0.6%
1980 11,377 6.7%
1990 11,063 −2.8%
2000 12,202 10.3%
2010 11,539 −5.4%
Sources: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.  through 1960


For tips on accessing Coosa County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Coosa County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Coosa County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2008. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.159 E7b.

Local Histories

Maps

  Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Coosa County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Coosa County.

- 2nd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Company G
- 3rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company I "Wetumpka Light Guards"
- 8th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Governor's Guards"
- 12th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B "Coosa Volunteers"
- 13th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company D (Coosa Farmers)
- 34th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B and C
- 46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 46th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B
- 47th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H
- 59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company C and K
- 60th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company B




Newspapers

Probate Records

  • Hull, Edward F. Early Records of Coosa County, Alabama, 1832-1860: Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Taxation

  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Coosa County is in District 2.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry– ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1832-1860 - Hull, Edward F. Early Records of Coosa County, Alabama, 1832-1860: Wills, Administrations and Marriage Records. n.d. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1834–1848, 1878–1901, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry– ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1834–1847; 1878–1900 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry– ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Coosah County has one book.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coosa County p. 36. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.