Taken from A History of Rome and Floyd County, authored by George Magruder Battey
"A village on the right bank of the Coosa River, eleven miles west of Rome, at the southern foot of Turnip Mountain and one mile southwest of Judy Mountain...which has raised some of the finest cotton [fabric] in the South and where great quantities of wheat were produced in the old steamboat days...An old description of Coosa by an appreciative visitor of 1888 reads: "Coosa does not boast any brownstone fronts towering spires, but when it comes to...good living, solid comfort...or anything from a North Georgia fair to an old-time barbecue, you can set [Coosa] down as a file leader at the head of the column."
Originally, Coosa was known as Missionary Station. Established by Rev. Elijah Butler and his wife back in 1821, in various parts of Cherokee Georgia, missions were responsible for teaching the Indians basic reading and writing skills.
It is clear that teaching is a part of Coosa's roots and Coosa Middle School strives to provide the best learning environment in which any student is academically challenged, supported through research-based teaching strategies, and provided the opportunity to become an "educated, literate and responsible citizen"