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Branson's North Carolina Business Directory
1869

Alexander County

Population in 1860 – 6,022
County Seat – Taylorsville

County Officers
Clerk Superior Court:  E. M. Stevenson
Coroner: J. B. Pool
Commissioners: A. C. McIntosh, Ch; R. O. Bennett, G. W. Long, T. J. Watts, E. M. Alexander
Register of Deeds: Wm. J. Harrington
Sheriff: H. W. Mays
Surveyor: J. F. Sharp
Solicitor 10th Dis. W. P. Caldwell
Standard Keeper: _______
Treasurer: J. T. Perry

Churches and Pastors
Taylorsville - _____ S. C. Miller, D.D. – Pres
Salem - _____, S. C. Miller, D. D. – Pres
Friendship - _____, Timothy Moses – Luth
Salem - _____ - C. Moretz – Luth
Rocky Springs - _____ - Dr. Foy – Meth
Pisqah - _____ - Dr. Foy – Meth
Stoney Point - _____ - Dr. Foy – Meth
Liberty - _____ - Dr. Foy – Meth
Upper Pisqah - _____ - Dr. Foy – Meth
Pilgrim - _____ - Dr. Foy – Meth
Taylorsville - _____ - Dr. Foy – Meth
Three Forks - _____ - J. Crouch – Bap
Antioch - _____ - W. A. Pool – Bap
Macedonia - _____ - W. A. Pool – Bap
Davis’ - _____ - W. A. Pool – Bap
Concord - _____ - J. Crouch – Bap
Charity - _____ - J. Crouch – Bap
Mt. Olive - _____ - James Kearley – Bap
Bethel  - _____  - _____ - Bap
Little River - _____ - Wm. Pool – Bap
Center - _____  - _____ - Bap
Liberty Grove - _____  - _____ - Bap
Mt. Gilead - _____  - _____ - Bap

Hotel
James’ Hotel – Taylorsville – Hiram Jones

Lawyers
Boyle, A. M. – Taylorsville
Dula, Col. T. J. – Taylorsville
Howell, J. B. – Taylorsville
Swiney, R. S. – Taylorsville

Manufactories
Taylorsville Cotton Mills – Taylorsville – Boyle & Jones
Boot and Shoe – Taylorsville – F. M. Herman
Boot and Shoe, Saddles, Harness and Tannery – Taylorsville – L. Herman
Boot and Shoe – Taylorsville – J. C. McCoy
Boot and shoe – Taylorsville – J. W. P. Matthews
Saddlery and Harness – Taylorsville – J. P. Thompson
Saddlery and Harness – Stoney Point – D. S. Miller
Carriage and Buggy – Taylorsville – J. P. Lawrence
Wagon and Smith – Little River – G. W. Long
Tannery – Taylorsville – R. C. Wilson
Tannery – Taylorsville – F. A. Campbell
Tannery – Elk Shoal – J. P. White
Tannery – Wittenburgs – Alfred Echerd
Tannery – York Institute – A. Sharpe & Son
Hat Factory – York Institute – E. Haynes
Piano Fortes – Taylorsville – David & J. c. Prichard
Millwrighting & c. – Taylorsville – James L. Davis

Mineral Springs
Ellen Dale – Chalybeate Springs – (10 miles west or Taylorsville) – Mrs. N. J. Alspaugh
Lowdermilk’s Sulphur – (3 miles west of Taylorsville) – M. Swain – Taylorsville
These Springs have been proven to posess the very best medicinal qualities.

Merchants
Carson & Alspauph – Taylorsville – GS
Carson & Alspaugh – Little River – GS
Carson & Wallace – York Institute – GS
Gienn, J. B. & W. C.  – Taylorsville –GS
Lowe, Miss Mary J. – Taylorsville – GS
Long, Geo. W. – Taylorsville – GS
McIntosh, A. C & Co – Taylorsville – GS
Matheson, R. S. & H. B. – Taylorsville – GS
Phifer, T. M. – York Institute – GS
Patterson, J. D. – York Institute – GS

Ministers
Brown, Redford – Little River – Bap
Crouch, Jacob – Little River -  Bap
Green, J. B. – Taylorsville – Bap
Pool, Wm. – Taylorsville – Bap
Pool, W. A. – Taylorsville – Bap
Pool, C. C. – Taylorsville – Bap
Steel, R. L. – Taylorsville – Bap
Tritt, Peter – Taylorsville – Bap
Kearley, James – Taylorsville – Bap
Dr. Foy – York Institute – Meth
York, B. – York Institute – Meth
Millen, S. C., D.D. – Taylorsville – Pres
Presley, W. B. – Elk Shoal – Pres
Moses, Timothy – Taylorsville – Luth

Mills and Owners
Grist – Taylorsville – Mrs. E. & D. H. Bell
Grist – Taylorsville – A. M. Boyle & S. L. Howell
Grist – Taylorsville – James L. Davis
Grist – Taylorsville – David Bostian
Grist – York Institute – N. J. Deal
Grist - _____ - Jocob Deal
Grist – Stoney Point – H. F. Hunter
Grist – Taylorsville – Wm. Watts
Grist - _____ - John Jolley
Grist - _____ - Thos. H. Webster

Physicians
Carson, John M. – Taylorsville
Connelly – York Institute
Flowers, G. H.  – York Institute
Green, W.C. – Taylorsville
Sumey, W. C.  – York Institute
Watts, T. J. – Taylorsville

Post offices & Post Masters
Taylorsville – James P. Matherson
Little River – Matildia Smith
York Institute – Miss Fannie York
Elk Shoal – J. F. Moore
Wittenburgs - Mikeal Teague
Mt. Pisqah – W. Gaston Barnett
Stoney Point - _____

Schools
Elk Shoal Academy – Rev. W. B. Presley & H. S. Beck
United Baptist Institute – J. T. Deans
York Collegiate Institute - _____
Davis Academy – Rev. W. A. Pool
Colored, York Col. Institute – A. J. Stephenson

Prominent Farmers
James P. White, H. H. Drum, E. M. Alexander, Henry F. Hunter, E. McLilland – Elk Shoal
R. O. Bennett, Ellis Haynes, W. F. Connolly, Geo. J. Allen, James F. Stephenson, E. C. Oxford, J. F. Mundy, Jones P. White – Little River
Davoth Little, Reubin Watts, A. C. Watts, William Watts, E. C. Harrington, W. P. Burke, W. H. Burgess, J. J. Teague, J. M. Stevenson, Jacob Little, N. A. Pool, W. S. Teague, Thos. Barnes, Thos. H. Webster, Moses Teague, J. H. Childres, Sion H. Rogers, A. A. Hill, John Christopher, E. Crouch, Wm. Matheson – Taylorsville
Surface – Hilly and in places mountainous. Water power good
Staples – Corn,, Wheat, Rye, Oats, Grass and Live Stock.


(Source: Branson's North Carolina Business Directory for 1869)

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