Alexander County is named for William Alexander, who was an early settler in the district and a State Representative.
Created: March 4, 1819
America 1818 – 1833
Unity 1833 – 1845
Thebes 1845 – 1859
Cairo 1859 – present
County Courthouse – Cairo
Location: 2000 Washington Avenue / 19th Street
Built: 1964 – 1965
Architect: Berger Kelley United and Associates
Contractor: Crawford Construction Company
Description: The building faces west and is a one story brick, concrete, stone and glass structure. The north section is reddish-orange colored brick with light colored stone panels below the windows. The flat roof line has a wide greenish colored horizontal concrete band. The glass entrance is on the west side towards the south side with a higher light colored stone faced section on the southwest corner.
Old County Courthouse – Thebes
Location: Oak Street / 5th Street
Built: 1947 – 1948
Style: Colonial Revival
Architect: H A Barkhauser of Unity
Contractor: H A Barkhauser of Unity
Description: The building faces west and is a two story stone structure. The building sits on the edge of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.
N – Union County
S – Mississippi County, Missouri
Photos taken 2007 and 2012