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Coosa County Jail - Rockford, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wmize
N 32° 53.415 W 086° 13.122
16S E 573076 N 3639391
Quick Description: Old Coosa County Jail
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 5/16/2011 6:58:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMBFPT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
Coosa County Jail was posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 (#74000407)


Old Coosa County Jail is located in Rockford, Alabama one block from the Hwy 231/Co Rd 22 intersection (the main intersection in Rockford). The building is a 3 story rock style building. The sign out front says "Old Coosa County Jail Museum" but there is no listing of times and/or days of operation. There is very little information about the jail but the main years of significance for the jail was from 1825 to 1849.
William M. Goggans was Sheriff in the early 1900’s. He was elected in the November election of 1910 and took office in January, 1911. He had two deputies, Mr. George Gosdin of Goodwater and Mr. Tom
Tippitt, who is believed to have lived in the Richville area.
Street address:
Linn Street
Rockford, AL USA


County / Borough / Parish: Coosa County

Year listed: 1974

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Old Jail

Periods of significance: 1825-1849

Historic function: Government

Current function: Vacant/Not In Use

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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