Place:Randolph, North Carolina, United States

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NameRandolph
Alt namesRandolphsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.7°N 79.817°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1779 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Randolph County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 141,752. Its county seat is Asheboro. The center of population of North Carolina is located in Seagrove.

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History

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Some of the first settlers of what would become the county were English Quakers, who settled along the Haw and Deep River. Eno Rivers. The county was formed in 1779 from Guilford County. It was named for Peyton Randolph, first president of the Continental Congress.

Randolph County was the original location of what became Duke University.

The county is home to one of the last remaining covered bridges in the state. The Pisgah Covered Bridge, in Union Township, is in the southwestern part of the county and was destroyed by a flood in 2003, but has been completely restored and is still standing.

In 1911, a new county called Piedmont County was proposed, with High Point as its county seat, to be created from Guilford, Davidson and Randolph Counties. Many people appeared at the Guilford County courthouse to oppose the plan, vowing to go to the state legislature to protest. The state legislature voted down the plan in February 1911.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1772 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1773 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1779 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1779 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1779 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 Birth 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
1790 7,276
1800 9,234
1810 10,112
1820 11,331
1830 12,406
1840 12,875
1850 15,832
1860 16,793
1870 17,551
1880 20,836
1890 25,195
1900 28,232
1910 29,491
1920 30,856
1930 36,259
1940 44,554
1950 50,804
1960 61,497
1970 76,358
1980 91,728
1990 106,546

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External links

www.co.randolph.nc.us


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