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Alexander County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1847 from parts of Caldwell County, Iredell County, and Wilkes County. It was named for William Julius Alexander of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons. Taylorsville is the county seat of Alexander County. It’s unclear if Taylorsville was named for President Zachary Taylor or John Louis Taylor a North Carolina political philospher and agriculturist. The county is home to the Alexander Railroad Company.

Although Alexander County is in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the western part of the county the terrain is dominated by the Brushy Mountains, which are a spur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hickory Knob and Barrett Mountain are two of the largest features in the county, Hickory Knob being the highest point in Alexander County, NC. The terrain over most of the county is gently rolling.

Alexander County is also home to the settlement of Hiddenite (unincorporated). This area is home to an emerald and Sapphire mine that also produces Hiddenite which is a form of spodumene. Hiddenite was said to be only found in this part of the world, but in recent years it has also been found in Madagscar and Brazil. It’s said that this is the only Emerald mine in the United States that is open to the public for prospecting. Source Wikipedia

Alexander County Genealogy Resources

Alexander County NCGenweb site

Alexander County NCGenWeb Archives

Alexander County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 545
Hiddenite, NC 28636

Alexander County Ancestry Association
P.O. Box 241
Hiddenite, NC 28636-0241

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Alexander County Government

Alexander County Courthouse
621 Liledoun Road
County Courthouse
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Alexander Library
77 First Avenue SW
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Census

1850 Census index (last name only)

John N Adams – Agricultural Census 1860,1870,1880 numbers

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Alexander County

Cemetery Transcriptions (Rootsweb)

Cemetery Transcriptions (NCGenweb)

Query Forums

Alexander County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Alexander County from the Forum:

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mardoulocke on “Looking for info on John Christopher”

Born about 1814 in North Carolina. Census records show he did reside in Alexander County at some point – as to whether he was born there I do not know. He was married to a Sarah (born abt 1820) – but I don’t know her maiden name. Any information you have is greatly appreciated.


Alexander County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Alexander County:

All Healing Springs
Ellendale
Hiddenite
Kilby
Liledown
Little River
Millersville
Paynes Store
Stony Point
Taylorsville (County Seat)
Vashti

News related to Alexander County, NC

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Babysitter charged with abusing 13-month-old boy in Alexander County – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Babysitter charged with abusing 13-month-old boy in Alexander County
WSOC Charlotte
ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. – Alexander County deputies arrested and charged a man with child abuse after they said the toddler he was babysitting was taken to the hospital Tuesday. Investigators said a 13-month-old boy suffered bruising and was taken to
NC man accused of abusing 13-month-old childFOX 46 Charlotte

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Animal shelter employee fired after drug arrest – Morganton News Herald


Morganton News Herald
Animal shelter employee fired after drug arrest
Morganton News Herald
In addition, she was convicted in July 2004 in Alexander County of felony second-degree kidnapping and served nearly two years in Black Mountain Correctional Center for Women, according to an offender search on the North Carolina Department of Public




Upscale golf community benefits from $830K earmark in NC budget – News & Observer (blog)


News & Observer (blog)
Upscale golf community benefits from $830K earmark in NC budget
News & Observer (blog)
Over the past few years, a pumping station at River Landing in Duplin County has struggled to keep up with the sewage flow at the upscale golf community started by hog farming magnate Wendell Murphy and his family. Sewage has spilled at least three




Multiple area schools cancel class Thursday ahead of more inclement weather – WBTV

Multiple area schools cancel class Thursday ahead of more inclement weather
WBTV
Charlotte Catholic High School, Clover Schools, Fort Mill Schools, Rock Hill Schools, Alexander County Schools, Burke County Schools, Ashe County Schools, York Schools, Union County Schools, Iredell County Schools, Hickory Public Schools, McDowell

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5-year-old girl hailed as hero after alerting family of fire – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
5-year-old girl hailed as hero after alerting family of fire
WSOC Charlotte
ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. – Five-year-old Theresa Gardner is being called a hero after she alerted her family when a fire broke out in their Alexander County home on Jan. 3. [IMAGES: 5-year-old girl hailed as hero after alerting family of fire]. Deputies


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