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Stanly County

Stanly County is named for John Stanly, who was a United States Congressman, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons and who lived from 1774 to 1834.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Rowan County and Davidson County

E – Montgomery County

S – Richmond County, Anson County and Union County

W – Cabarrus County


Created:  January 11, 1841                    Map of North Carolina highlighting Stanly County

County Seat: 

Albemarle  1841 – present


County Courthouse – Albemarle  


Location:  201 South 2nd Street / King Avenue

Built:  1971 – 1972

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Williams & Associates

Contractor:  Dickerson Incorporated


Description:  The building faces west and is a four story white colored concrete and glass structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Albemarle. The building has a projecting fourth story with narrow vertical windows. The first story has red colored brick facing between the concrete pillars. The windows on the second and third stories are horizontal with spaced dividers. There is a one story portico over the central west entrance. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the lobby has a county seal on the floor. The building houses the County Superior Court and County District Court of the 20th Judicial District. 


See:  The 20th Judicial District includes Montgomery County and Union County.


History:  The county was created in 1841 and Albemarle was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was erected in Albemarle in 1842. The second courthouse was designed and constructed by L A Moody in 1892 to 1893. The courthouse was remodeled in 1926 and was torn down when the third and present courthouse was constructed in 1971 to 1972.



County Courthouse – Albemarle









Photos taken 2008