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Alabama Counties: Randolph County

 

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Randolph County was created by an act of the Alabama General Assembly on 18 Dec. 1832, from former Creek Indian territory. It is located in the eastern-central part of the state, in the Piedmont plateau. It encompasses 585 square miles.

 

The county is named for John Randolph, a former Virginia statesman. The county seat was established in Wedowee in 1834-35. Other towns of note include Roanoke, Rock Mills and Wadley.

 

 

  Authority:


  Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S. J. Clarke   Publishing Co., 1921.

 

 

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Updated: February 6, 2014