Rockford, Alabama in 2011.
Location of Rockford in Coosa County, Alabama.
|• Total||3.32 sq mi (8.60 km2)|
|• Land||3.31 sq mi (8.57 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||738 ft (225 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||134.18/sq mi (51.81/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0153189|
History[change | change source]
Coosa County was formed on December 18, 1832. The first name of the town was Lexington. In 1835 the name was changed to Rockford.
Education[change | change source]
Public education in Rockford is provided by the Coosa County Board of Education. There are four schools located in Rockford: Central High School (grades 9 through 12), Central Middle School (grades 5 through 8), Central Elementary School (grades (K through 4), and Coosa County Science and Technology Center (grades 9 through 12).
Fred the Town Dog[change | change source]
In 1993, a sick dog wandered into Rockford. The animal was called "Fred" and was nursed back to health by town residents. For the next ten years, Fred was the town mascot.
Fred died on December 23, 2002 in a Birmingham animal hospital, from a mysterious animal bite. He was buried behind the town's old jailhouse. A full-size grave marker, donated by a Montgomery businessman, was added in May, 2003. Fred was inducted into the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association Animal Hall of Fame in 2004.