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Alexander County, North Carolina

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  • Jay Lee Stine (1905 - 1969)
    FIND A GRAVE MEMORIAL [ ] Married : Cordie Mae Mays Father : William Clyde Stine Mother : Fannie Fox Residence: Route 2, Taylorsville, NC Occupation: Farmer Place of death: Home farm ...

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History

Alexander County was chartered in 1847 by the North Carolina General Assembly. It was formed from portions of what were then Iredell, Caldwell, Wilkes counties. The county was named for William Julius Alexander who was a Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons. This Piedmont area was settled primarily by farmers, many of Scots-Irish descent.

When the American Civil War began, Alexander County was fourteen years old. The 1860 population was 5,837; yet Alexander County ranked high per capita in the number of Confederate soldiers it sent to the war.

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Town

  • Taylorsville

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