The Coosa County Courthouse is also in Rockford. The Coosa County Courthouse is like many other towns where they handle all your property taxes for homes and other property. The Coosa County Commissioners also meet there twice a month to handle all the county responsibilities. For more information on them go to http://www.coosacountyal.com.
Located on Hatchet Creek, Rockford was known originally as Lexington, but the name was changed to Rockford in 1835. An effort was made to move the seat, but Rockford retained its status, being selected over Nixburg and Wetumpka in May 1840. In 1906, the courthouse was renovated and has since been restored since then. Later in the twentieth century, the textile industry became a major employer for local residents, particularly Avondale Mills. Avondale established a plant in Rockford and plants in Sylacauga to the north and Alexander City to the east. The Rockford plant closed in January 2008, and Avondale went out of business shortly thereafter. Since 2008, Rockford heavily depends on their abundance of natural resources to keep the town alive. Coosa County as a whole has much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast.
Public education in Rockford is administered by the Coosa County School District, which oversees one K-8th grade elementary school and one 9th-12th grade high school. David Stover is Coosa County's Superintendent of Education.