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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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2 killed in Randolph County crash – WXII The Triad


WXII The Triad
2 killed in Randolph County crash
WXII The Triad
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. —The North Carolina Highway Patrol has released names of the people involved in a Saturday night crash that killed two drivers and injured five other people. The incident happened about 8:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 64 near Back …
Two People Dead, Another Critical After Randolph Co. CrashWFMY News 2

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2 killed, 5 injured in Randolph County wreck – Greensboro News & Record


Greensboro News & Record
2 killed, 5 injured in Randolph County wreck
Greensboro News & Record
N.C. Highway Patrol badge police. Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:30 pm. Update: 2 killed, 5 injured in Randolph County wreck Staff Reports news-record.com. Updated 10:30 p.m.. A wreck in Randolph County has claimed the lives of two and injured …
Two killed, five injured in Randolph County wreckWinston-Salem Journal

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2 die in wreck in Randolph County – Fort Mills Times


Burlington Times News
2 die in wreck in Randolph County
Fort Mills Times
ASHEBORO, N.C. — Two people have died and another person was hurt in wreck west of Asheboro on Saturday night. The North Carolina Highway Patrol told local media outlets that 31-year-old David Smith of Thomasville and 47-year-old Kimberly Rule of …
Victims in fatal Randolph County wreck identifiedWinston-Salem Journal

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Front yard in Randolph County with giant snow cat gets even better – myfox8.com


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Front yard in Randolph County with giant snow cat gets even better
myfox8.com
ARCHDALE, N.C. — The front yard in Randolph County with the giant snow cat has gotten even better. Carolyn Brannock sent FOX8 a photo of the snow cat on Friday (picture below) which got thousands of shares and views. But now, she sent us another …




Woman killed in Randolph County house fire identified – myfox8.com


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Woman killed in Randolph County house fire identified
myfox8.com
SEAGROVE, N.C. — Randolph County officials have identified a woman who was killed in a house fire Saturday morning in Seagrove. Barbara Beck Hayes, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. The fire …
74-year-old woman dies in Randolph County fireFort Mills Times
Fire Officials: Woman Confirmed Dead In Randolph Co. House FireWFMY News 2

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Wow! Check out this giant snow cat in Randolph County – myfox8.com


myfox8.com
Wow! Check out this giant snow cat in Randolph County
myfox8.com
This one from Carolyn Brannock is just too good to not post. It shows her granddaughter sitting on top of a giant snow cat in the front yard. The photo was among thousands we received after the Wednesday/Thursday snow storm which left at least five


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