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Randolph County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 130,454. Its county seat is Asheboro. The center of population of North Carolina is located in Seagrove.

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.

Source: WIkipedia.

Randolph County Genealogy Resources

Randolph County NCGenweb site

Randolph County NCGenWeb Archives

Randolph County Genealogical Society
201 Worth Street
Asheboro, NC 27203

Randolph County Historical Society
201 Worth Street
Asheboro, NC 27203

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Randolph County Government

Randolph County Government – Official Web site

Randolph County Register of Deeds – Online Search page

Randolph County Public Library
Randolph Room – Historical/Genealogy collection
201 Worth Street
Asheboro, NC 27203
Phone (336) 318-6815

Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-9pm
Wednesday: 9am-9pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm

Cities and Towns of Randolph County:

* Archdale
* Asheboro
* Franklinville
* High Point (part)
* Liberty
* Ramseur
* Randleman
* Seagrove
* Staley
* Trinity

Townships:

Asheboro
Archdale
Back Creek
Brower
Cedar Grove
Coleridge
Columbia
Concord
Farmer
Franklinville
Grant
Level Cross
Liberty
New Hope
New Market
Pleasant Grove
Providence
Randleman
Richland
Tabernacle
Trinity
Union.

Census

1790 Federal Census – Alphabetical by last name

1790 Federal Census Transcription – in order.

1800 Randolph County Federal Census Images

1810 Randolph County Federal Census Images

1820 Randolph County Federal Census has not survived.

1830 Randolph County Federal Census Images

1840 Randolph County Federal Census Images

1850 Randolph County Federal Census Index

1850 Randolph County Federal Census Images

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Randolph County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Randolph County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Randolph County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Randolph County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Randolph County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

twinsmom on “Looking for Wilson’s”

I am looking for family of Robert Wilson, born about 1804 in Randolph Co., NC. He had a son, Joseph P. Wilson, born March 6, 1833, also in Randolph Co., NC. Joseph married Nancy Julia Randle in Perry Co., TN on November 25, 1860. He joined the TN Infantry, Company K, 42nd Regiment CSA. Served as second & first lieutenant. Any information on Robert or Joseph would be greatly appreciated.




Tink on “Looking for Swaney’s”

I am doing a genealogical search on my husband’s family. I have gotten as far back as James Swaney- born 3/25/1829, Randolph County, NC. Death 10/1/1914- High Point, Guilford County, NC. He was married to Mary Jane Blizzard. They had approximately 8 children. One of whom was Robert Clarkson Swaney, who was born Dec 15. 1858. Clarkson married Lucretia Ann Seabolt on 4/5/1883. They had approx 6 children, one of whom was Numie Cicero Swaney- who was my husbands grandfather. Numie was born 5/26/1900. Numie married Nancy Elma McDowell, also from Randolph County- it is said she is part Sioux/Catabwa Indian. The family legend speaks of the Swaney family originally from Cherokee, and relocating in Randolph County at some point.
I am also tracing the Seabolts, the Blizzards and McDowells.
If anyone has any information I would appreciate any you can share.
Feel free to email me at, ps91116@hotmail.com or michelle@mountaintopcustomquilts.com
Tink




1flynbird on “Gourley/Gorley/Goley, William”

Looking for any information about this person, who was my Great,Great, Great, Great Grandfather. He owned a home in the Hillsbourgh District of Coleridge, Randolph County, North Carolina from about the mid 1850′s until?
In 1927, a family named Brown was living there, family story was that they were relatives and that the home had stayed in the family at least until then. No one bothered to write down the address and I don’t know how to go about finding it out. If anyone can help with this, I’d be very grateful. I have hit the brick wall with this as I’ve been hunting up cousins hoping to find someone with some concrete, source proven material, with no luck.




focusoninfinity on “Widow Mrs. Rebecca Heath Woollen 1850′s”

The widow of John D. Woollen of Guilford Co., earlier cared for by the Blevins family. Died Randolph Co.




ronald1955 on “Abraham Elliott and spouse”

Looking for information on Abraham Elliott and his wife Priscilla Foulke Cessna Elliott.




KENDALL PIERCE on “smith and jackson”

LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON ANCESTORS OF HENRY SMITH AND ELISABETH (ELIZABETH?) JACKSON WHO WERE MARRIED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY ON 22 SEPTEMBER, 1830. ELISABETH WAS BORN 2 JANUARY, 1815 IN RANDOLPH COUNTY AND DIED 11 JANUARY, 1904 IN LAWRENCE COUNTY, MO. HENRY WAS BORN 15 MAY, 1806 IN NORTH CAROLINA AND DIED 23 AUGUST, 1886 IN LAWRENCE COUNTY, MO.


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News related to Randolph County, NC

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Randolph County man killed by falling tree – myfox8.com

Randolph County man killed by falling tree
myfox8.com
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A 61-year-old Randolph County man was killed Friday when a tree fell on him. The incident occurred on Coltrane Mill Road. No other information was available. Developing…




Get ready to vote early starting Thursday – High Point Enterprise


High Point Enterprise
Get ready to vote early starting Thursday
High Point Enterprise
Early voting, started as an experiment 14 years ago in North Carolina, now has become a staple of campaign seasons as it kicks off Thursday for the fall general election. Polling places for early voting, known formally as one-stop absentee voting, open

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Man Killed In Randolph Co. Tree Cutting Accident – WFMY News 2


WFMY News 2
Man Killed In Randolph Co. Tree Cutting Accident
WFMY News 2
RANDOLPH, COUNTY, N.C.– The Randolph County Sheriff's Office says a man is dead after a tree fell on him. Emergency workers, firefighters and deputies said they responded to the 1300 block of Coltrane Mill Rd. around 5:30 p.m. Friday. Deputies said
Randolph County man killed when tree fell on himGreensboro News & Record

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Cat Tests Positive For Rabies In Randolph County – WFMY News 2


WFMY News 2
Cat Tests Positive For Rabies In Randolph County
WFMY News 2
Randolph Co., NC — The Randolph County Health Department reports that a cat has tested positive for rabies. Health officials were notified by t the State Laboratory of Public Health that a cat sent in for testing was positive for rabies. The cat was
Cat in Trinity area tests positive for rabiesmyfox8.com

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UPDATE: All lanes of NC 49 in Randolph Co. reopen after wreck – myfox8.com


myfox8.com
UPDATE: All lanes of NC 49 in Randolph Co. reopen after wreck
myfox8.com
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — All lanes of N.C. 49 in Randolph County near Denton have reopened after a Thursday morning. The wreck was reported around 6:17 a.m. at 7815 N.C. 49 between New Hope Church Road and Salem Church Road in Denton.




Repair shops, work crews see jump in deer-versus-car crashes – myfox8.com

Repair shops, work crews see jump in deer-versus-car crashes
myfox8.com
Guilford and Randolph counties ranked high in the state last year in car-versus-deer wrecks. Guilford County saw 649 wrecks , ranking it second in the state. In Randolph County, 500 crashes were caused by deer, ranking the county fourth in North Carolina.


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