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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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REGIONAL: Cooper announces 145 new jobs in Randolph County – Stanly News & Press


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REGIONAL: Cooper announces 145 new jobs in Randolph County
Stanly News & Press
“Fibertex Personal Care joins the growing number of global manufacturing companies selecting our state,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “Randolph County and Asheboro, with choice sites, strong business and education …
Danish company to bring 145 jobs to AsheboroAsheboro Courier Tribune

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Jarret Elliott, former Randolph County teacher accused of sexual battery, found not guilty – myfox8.com


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Jarret Elliott, former Randolph County teacher accused of sexual battery, found not guilty
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ASHEBORO, N.C. — A judge found a former Randolph County teacher not guilty of sexual battery in court on Friday. The charge was filed against Jarret Elliott, 35, in April. Elliott taught in the Randolph County school system for 13 years. According to
Former Randolph Co. Teacher Accused of Sexual Battery Found Not GuiltyWFMY News 2
Elliott found not guiltyAsheboro Courier Tribune

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Charges filed in fatal wreck on NC 49 – Asheboro Courier Tribune


Asheboro Courier Tribune
Charges filed in fatal wreck on NC 49
Asheboro Courier Tribune
ASHEBORO — An Albemarle man has been charged with failure to reduce speed and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in connection with a Saturday accident that killed a Denton-area man on N.C. 49 South. Gene Edward Truesdale, 30, was charged …




NC Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest visits Randolph County – Asheboro Courier Tribune


Asheboro Courier Tribune
NC Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest visits Randolph County
Asheboro Courier Tribune
“Part of that is proximity related to metro areas. Also, part of it is quality of life here. It's a place that people want to live and want to be and want to grow a business. And part of it is the leadership equation. You have really strong leadership
Governor Cooper Announces 145 New Jobs In Randolph County With Fibertex Personal Care's First US Manufacturing …Textile World Magazine
Danish textile firm to build its first US plant in AsheboroPalmetto Business Daily

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‘Deadly Sins’ program turns focus on 2008 Randolph County murder – Asheboro Courier Tribune


Asheboro Courier Tribune
'Deadly Sins' program turns focus on 2008 Randolph County murder
Asheboro Courier Tribune
An episode of “Deadly Sins” called “Sugar and Spite” that features a Randolph County murder and trial will premier on Friday, Aug. 18, on the Investigation Discovery (ID) network. It will air at 10 p.m. and repeat at 11 p.m.. The story follows the




Silver Alert issued for missing Randolph County man – myfox8.com


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Silver Alert issued for missing Randolph County man
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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 84-year-old Randolph County man, according to the N.C. Center for Missing Persons. Robert Kenneth Wilder was last seen at 4066 Village Drive in Trinity. He is believed to be …
Silver Alert issued, cancelled for elderly Trinity manThe High Point Enterprise

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