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
Taylorsville 1847 – present
County Courthouse – Taylorsville
Location: 29 West Main Avenue / Center Street
Built: 1968 – 1970
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.
N – Wilkes County
E – Iredell County
S – Catawba County
W – McDowell County
Photos taken 2012