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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

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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

“”alexander county” nc” – Google News

Deputies identify person of interest in double fatal Alexander Co. house fire ruled arson – WSOC Charlotte

  1. Deputies identify person of interest in double fatal Alexander Co. house fire ruled arson  WSOC Charlotte
  2. Search continues for suspect in fire that killed boy, woman in Alexander County  Raleigh News & Observer
  3. Woman and 11-year-old child killed in house fire, boyfriend being sought  WBTV
  4. Alexander Co. mother, 11-year-old girl found dead in home set on fire  WCNC.com
  5. View full coverage on Google News




TAYLORSVILLE STABBING: Deputies: 14-year-old Alexander County girl stabbed neighbor multiple times – WSOC Charlotte

TAYLORSVILLE STABBING: Deputies: 14-year-old Alexander County girl stabbed neighbor multiple times  WSOC Charlotte

Deputies said the girl stabbed Donald McKinney, 39, multiple times at his home on Wood Road in Taylorsville and ran into the woods.




Manhunt catches dangerous suspect – Taylorsville Times

Manhunt catches dangerous suspect  Taylorsville Times

A manhunt on Wednesday, May 22, in the Wittenburg area ended with two suspects being caught quickly. The manhunt was in the area near NC 16, Wayside …




14-year-old NC girl in custody after stabbing man in chest, running into woods – CBS17.com

14-year-old NC girl in custody after stabbing man in chest, running into woods  CBS17.com

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – A teenage girl was taken into custody about an hour after deputies say she stabbed a man in the chest then ran into …




Code-in issued at elementary school in Alexander County as police look for suspect in area – WBTV

Code-in issued at elementary school in Alexander County as police look for suspect in area  WBTV

According to Alexander County Schools, officials issued the code-in for Bethlehem Elementary School.




UPDATE: Two nabbed in Alexander County manhunt – Hickory Daily Record

UPDATE: Two nabbed in Alexander County manhunt  Hickory Daily Record

A Taylorsville man wanted for several felonies was arrested following a car chase and manhunt near Wayside Church Road in Alexander County Wednesday …


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