Coosa County

Coosa County, Alabama

PO Box 10
Rockford, AL 35136
Phone: (256) 377-2420
Fax: (256) 377-2524

In east-central AL, north of Montgomery; organized Dec 18, 1832 from Creek cession. Name Origin: For the Coosa River, which flows through the county

Area (sq mi):: 666.36 (land 652.44; water 13.91) Population per square mile: 17.10
Population 2005: 11,162 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.50%; 1990-2000 10.30% Population 2000: 12,202 (White 63.40%; Black or African American 34.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.00%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,875; median household $29,873; Population below poverty level: 14.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,255-$20,214
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.90% Median travel time to work: 27.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 75.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Alabama Graphite is focused on the exploration and development of its flagship Coosa Graphite Project in Coosa County, Alabama and its Bama Mine Project in Chilton County, Alabama.
Coosa County Healthcare, Inc., 890 So.2d 983 at 988 (affirming Order compelling arbitration of personal injury and wrongful death claims against nursing home where medical supplies and equipment were purchased from out of state).
"They're calling it the Coosa County Bowl instead of the Super Bowl where we're from.
It is the only pawnshop in Coosa County, which is mostly forest.
The area was soon repopulated by settlers from South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, including Simeon and Eleanor Rebecca Myers Windham of Coosa County, Alabama, according to the book.
The final chapter of a shocking murder saga was written in a Coosa County, Ala., courtroom August 6, when Steven Eric Mullins was sentenced to life in prison for killing 39-year-old Billy Jack Gaither.
A product of the identity politics mindset that has come to dominate American society over the past two decades, the hate crime news formula uses widely recognizable and understood images - burning crosses and churches, neo-Nazi goose-steppers, and, most recently, the burned corpse of Billy Jack Gaither in Coosa County, Alabama; James Byrd, chained and dragged behind a pickup truck in Jasper, Texas; and Shepard's silhouetted body lashed to a Laramie, Wyoming, buck fence - to suggest that the United States is a seething cauldron of hate directed at members of unpopular groups.
"In history classes, I think it matters when we haven't got to the moon yet," says former Coosa County school superintendent Larry Hardman.
A life-long resident of Coosa County, Belyeu also had three children enrolled in the public school system there, and her husband worked at Central High School, the same school her daughter attended.