Place:Randolph, Alabama, United States

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Randolph County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of John Randolph, a member of the United States Senate from Virginia.[1] As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,913. Its county seat is Wedowee.[1] Randolph County was a prohibition or dry county until 2012 when the citizens of Randolph County voted to repeal prohibition.

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History

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Randolph County was established by the Alabama Legislature on December 18, 1832,[1] and named in honor of John Randolph, a well known Virginia congressman. Randolph County was one of several counties created out of the last Creek cession formulated by the Treaty of Cusseta, on March 24, 1832. It lies within the Piedmont region, which extends from Alabama to Pennsylvania.[1]

The first county seat for Randolph County was established in 1833 at Hedgeman Triplett's Ferry on the west bank of the Big Tallapoosa River, about west of Wedowee.[1] In 1835 (2 years later), the county seat was moved by the commissioners to nearby Wedowee. Wedowee lies in the center of Randolph County, on a fork of the Little Tallapoosa River. Wedowee was named after a tribal chief "Wah-wah-nee" (or "Wah-dow-wee") whose village stood near the present site of the town.[1]

Timeline

Date Event Source
1832 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1886 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1896 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1897 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1897 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 4,973
1850 11,581
1860 20,059
1870 12,006
1880 16,757
1890 17,219
1900 21,647
1910 24,659
1920 27,064
1930 26,861
1940 25,516
1950 22,513
1960 19,477
1970 18,331
1980 20,075
1990 19,881

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