Stanly County

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Stanly County is named for John Stanly, who was a United States Congressman, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons and who lived from 1774 to 1834.


Created:  January 11, 1841

County Seat: 

Albemarle  1841 – present


County Courthouse – Albemarle  


Location:  201 South 2nd Street / King Avenue

Built:  1971 – 1972

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Williams & Associates

Contractor:  Dickerson Incorporated


Description:  The building faces west and is a four story white colored concrete and glass structure. The building has a projecting fourth story with narrow vertical windows. The first story has red brick facing between the concrete pillars. There is a one story portico over the central west entrance.  The roof line is flat.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed and constructed by L A Moody in 1893. The building was remodeled in 1926 and was torn down when the present courthouse was constructed.



N – Rowan County and Davidson County

E – Montgomery County

S – Richmond County, Anson County and Union County

W – Cabarrus County

















Photos taken 2008