Rockford in Coosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Coosa County / Old Rock Jail
The first commissioners selected a site along the south bank of Hatchemadega Creek to serve as the county seat and named it Lexington. In 1835, the seat moved to its present location at Rockford.
In operation for over nine decades, the jail closed in 1938. The Coosa County Historical Preservation Authority opened a museum in the facility in 1973. The building remains largely unchanged from its original construction. It is listed on the National Register
Placed in honor of the Reverend James Thomas Fielding Family.
Erected 2016 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 32° 53.398′ N, 86° 13.224′ W. Marker is in Rockford, Alabama, in Coosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Alabama Route 22 and Jackson Street, on the right when traveling west on State Route 22. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockford AL 35136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peace & Goodwill Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away); Socopatoy (approx. 10.9 miles away).
Regarding Coosa County / Old Rock Jail. The $2,745 cost of the jail construction in 1842 is equivalent in purchasing power to $84,618.31 in 2019, a difference of $81,873.31 over 177 years.
Also see . . . Encyclopedia of Alabama article on Coosa County. (Submitted on April 2, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 2, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.