Coosa County Jail

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Coosa County Jail
Coosa County Alabama Jail.JPG
The old Coosa County Jail in October 2011
Coosa County Jail is located in Alabama
Coosa County Jail
Coosa County Jail is located in the United States
Coosa County Jail
LocationOff AL 22, Rockford, Alabama
Coordinates32°53′25″N 86°13′13″W / 32.89028°N 86.22028°W / 32.89028; -86.22028Coordinates: 32°53′25″N 86°13′13″W / 32.89028°N 86.22028°W / 32.89028; -86.22028
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built1842 (1842)
NRHP reference #74000407[1]
Added to NRHPJune 20, 1974

The old Coosa County Jail is a former jail in Rockford, Alabama. It is the oldest extant stone jail in Alabama.[2]

Construction of the jail was authorized in 1839, four years after the county seat of Coosa County was moved to Rockford. It was completed in August 1842, at a cost of $2,745 ($71,266 in today's dollars).[3] The jail is 20 by 40 feet (6 by 12 meters), with a chimney on one end. There are two doors, on the north and east sides.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Floyd, W. Warner (May 1, 1974). "Old Coosa County Jail". National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 10, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2013. See also: "Accompanying images". Archived (PDF) from the original on April 10, 2013.
  3. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 2, 2019.