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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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Man arrested following Amber Alert for Randolph County baby fighting extradition back to NC – myfox8.com


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Man arrested following Amber Alert for Randolph County baby fighting extradition back to NC
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ASHEBORO, N.C. — A man who was arrested in Montana following an Amber Alert issued for a Randolph County baby is fighting extradition back to North Carolina, according to Randolph County Sheriff Robert Graves. Chad Douglas Eastlack, 35, of Trinity, …
Missing Randolph County infant found safe in MontanaWXII The Triad
Randolph County Baby Found Safe in Montana After Amber AlertTWC News
Amber Alert canceled, missing NC child found safe in MontanaWLOS
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Randolph County incident: Two perspectives of a traffic stop (+videos) – Asheboro Courier Tribune


Asheboro Courier Tribune
Randolph County incident: Two perspectives of a traffic stop (+videos)
Asheboro Courier Tribune
ASHEBORO — Two African-American men were driving through an upscale residential development in northwestern Randolph County last weekend looking at houses when a sheriff's deputy stopped their car. A six-minute, 17-second video of the encounter …




Child abducted in NC’s Randolph County – WNCN


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Child abducted in NC's Randolph County
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The Randolph County Sheriff Office is searching for a missing child, John Aston Lorell Eastlack. Eastlack is an 8-month-old black male, approximately 17 inches long, weighing 20 pounds. He has black hair, and brown eyes.
Amber Alert canceled for missing Randolph County babyWRAL.com
Amber Alert issued for missing Randolph County babymyfox8.com
Amber Alert issued in Randolph County for missing infantWXII The Triad
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Randolph County deputies looking for missing infant, father – myfox8.com


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Randolph County deputies looking for missing infant, father
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TRINITY, N.C. — Authorities in Randolph County are looking for a missing infant and his father. The Randolph County Sheriff's Office said they were contacted by the Randolph County Department of Social Services on Tuesday in reference to a missing …
AMBER ALERT: NC Baby Missing With Parents, Father Wanted By DeputiesWFMYNews2.com
Have you seen this tot, parents?Asheboro Courier Tribune

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Unique homeopathic approach happening at Randolph County farm – myfox8.com


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Unique homeopathic approach happening at Randolph County farm
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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — To drive across Dr. Frank King's farm is to think you're in Jurassic Park. It is filled with bison and elk and camels … or what Dr. King calls, “medicine.” As a homeopathic physician, Dr. King believes in feeding our bodies




Randolph County deputies searching for man accused of shooting, injuring son – myfox8.com


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Randolph County deputies searching for man accused of shooting, injuring son
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FRANKLINVILLE, N.C. — Randolph County authorities are looking for a man accused of shooting and injuring his son at a home in Franklinville. Christopher Dwight Whittington, 43, of Franklinville, has been charged in connection to the crime but is still
Man wanted in shooting of son in Randolph CountyWXII The Triad
Randolph County Officials Searching for Man Who Shot SonTWC News

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