Alexander County

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Alexander

Alexander County is named for William J Alexander, who was a member of the legislature and Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons.

 

Created:  January 15, 1847

County Seat: 

Taylorsville  1847 – present

 

County Courthouse – Taylorsville

 

Location:  29 West Main Avenue / Center Street

Built:  1968 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  James Biggs

Contractor:  Herman Sipe and Company Inc. of Conover

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story concrete structure. The east front has a central recessed entrance. The building has few windows. The roof line is flat with a raised section on the center of the roof. The east part of the courthouse square is landscaped and has a bell tower.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse constructed by B F Smith Fireproof Construction Company in 1902, burned on August 11, 1967.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wilkes County

E – Iredell County 

S – Catawba County

W – McDowell County

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012