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County Courthouse

Alexander County Courthouse, Taylorsville, N.C. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

History

Parent County

1847--Alexander County was created 15 January 1847 from Caldwell, Iredell, and Wilkes Counties.
County seat: Taylorsville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865--Many court records were burned by Federal Troops.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Caldwell | Catawba | Iredell | Wilkes

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Bentley Cemetery
  • Jolly Cemetery
  • Lebanon Cemetery
  • Mount Carmel Cemetery
  • Pisgah Cemetery

Church

Court 

North Carolina's court system, called the General Court of Justice, is a unified statewide and state-operated system consisting of three divisions: the Appellate Division, the Superior Court and the District Court Division. The Superior Court and District Court Divisions are commonly referred to as the North Carolina Trial Courts.

For some counties the trial Courts have been further subdivided into specialty areas such as Business Court, Family Court, Drug Court, Traffic Court, etc. More information on specialty courts for this county is provided on the left menu.

This web site for the Courts in Alexander County provides specific information on how North Carolina Trial Courts operate within Alexander County


 

Land

Local Histories

Alexander County was established in 1847, the year of the first sale of land in the county seat (Taylorsville). With the proceeds from the sale, the first courthouse was built on the present site. When the Civil War began, Alexander County was 14 years old. The 1860 population was 5,837; yet Alexander County ranked high per capita in the number of Confederate soldiers serving in the war.The county is named in honor of the Alexander family who were leaders in Colonial North Carolina. Taylorsville is the namesake of either John Louis Taylor, Carolina agriculturist and political philosopher, or General Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States.

Maps

http://maps.co.alexander.nc.us/gomaps/index.cfm

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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