Alexander County

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Alexander County is named for William Alexander, who was an early settler in the district and a State Representative.


Created:  March 4, 1819

County Seat:

America    1818 – 1833

Unity        1833 – 1845

Thebes    1845 – 1859

Cairo       1859 – present


County Courthouse – Cairo


Location:  2000   Washington Avenue / 19th Street

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

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

E – Pulaski County and Ballard County, Kentucky

S – Mississippi County, Missouri

W – Scott County, Missouri and Cape Girardeau, Missouri













Photos taken 2007 and 2012