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Fred’s Grave (Rockford’s Town Dog)

Rockford’s adopted mascot, Fred the dog, died on December 23, 2002 in a Birmingham animal hospital from a mysterious animal bite. Fred had been a celebrated fixture of the community since he showed up and was nursed back to health in 1993. Though he mostly hung out at Ken’s Package Store, he gained popularity through […]

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Old Rock Jail & Museum

The old Coosa County Jail, also called Old Rock Jail, was built in what would become Rockford in 1825. Today it is a museum and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is open only for certain occasions, though the exterior is publicly accessible. Address: Linn Street, Rockford, AL 35136 GPS Coordinates: […]

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Weogufka Creek Canoe Trail

Floating down a quiet creek with only the sound of rippling waters and birds singing makes for a great day in the outdoors. Coosa County is blessed with two creeks that host some of the most scenic floats in Alabama. Hatchet Creek flows from the northwest corner of the county down to where it enters […]

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Hatchet Creek Canoe Trail

Floating down a quiet creek with only the sound of rippling waters and birds singing makes for a great day in the outdoors. Coosa County is blessed with two creeks that host some of the most scenic floats in Alabama. Hatchet Creek flows from the northwest corner of the county down to where it enters […]

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Chapman’s Creek

A serene birding stop characterized by mature mid- and upper-story habitat. There is a good likelihood of finding woodpeckers (including Pileated), Red-eyed Vireos, Summer Tanagers, Wood Thrushes, Great Crested Flycatchers, Broad-winged Hawks, and Wild Turkeys.

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Coosa WMA/Double Bridges

One of the five “birdiest” sites visited in this region. Many bird species not detected at any other site were found here — songbirds, raptors, and game birds. A colony of Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers resides here. The trail is being tended and lengthened. It is currently approximately 3 miles long, for a 6-mile hike in and […]

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