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Alexander County was formed in 1847 from Iredell, Caldwell and Wilkes counties. It was named in honor of William J. Alexander of Mecklenburg County, who served several terms as a member of the Legislature and speaker of the House of Commons.
Alexander County is located in the foothills of the Brushy Mountains in western North Carolina. It is bordered on the south by the Catawba River and Catawba County, on the west by Caldwell County, on the north by Wilkes County, and on the east by Iredell County. Taylorsville, incorporated in 1851, is the county seat. Primary industries include agriculture, furniture, and textiles.
The county is divided into eight townships: Bethelehem, Ellendale, Gwaltney, Little River, Sugar Loaf, Taylorsville, Wittenburg, and Stony Point.
William E. White wrote a History of Alexander County in 1926. I have posted a Word copy of it here, since website visitors may want to download it and keep it for reference.
Our thanks go to those who have worked on and contributed to this website in the past.