The county of Alexander is located in and was founded in 1847. There are 37,198 residents in Alexander who have access to courthouses in Taylorsville. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. is part of the 4th federal circuit court as well.
There are 2,098 residents in Taylorsville, which is 2.3 square miles and 1,240ft above sea level.