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The Cities and communities of Randolph County, Alabama *



Graham Hawk



Roanoke, Rock Mills

Wadley, Wedowee (County Seat), Woodland

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Information & Facts about Randolph County, Alabama

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County Government
P.O. Box 249
County Courthouse
Wedowee, AL 36278-0249
Phone: (256) 357-4933

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1980 - 20,063
1990 - 19,881
1991 - 19,942
1992 - 20,039
1993 - 20,256
1994 - 20,313
1995 - 20,239
1996 - 20,186
1997 - 20,214
1998 - 19,932
2000 - 22,380

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In eastern Alabama near the Georgia border

On the north is Cleburne County. To the south is Chambers County. Clay County is to the west and Georgia is to the east.

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Annual average Temperature: 62 degrees F.

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Randolph County was created on 18 December 1832 from land ceded by the Creek Indians. The county was named for John Randolph, a congressman from Virginia. In 1833, the county seat was designated to be Hedgeman Tripplett's Ferry about 10 miles west of Wedowee. The seat was moved to Wedowee, its present location, in 1835.

Randolph County in the Civil War

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Randolph is located on the Piedmont plateau.

Total area: 585 square miles
Total land area: 581 square miles
Total water area: 3 square miles

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US GenWeb Project page for Randolph County

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Annie L Awbrey Public Library
263 College Street
Roanoke AL 36274

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Randolph County Schools
14 Broad Street, Suite 3
P.O. Box 288
Wedowee, AL 36278

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The county was mainly agricultural for many years. The economy gradually expanded to include textiles as well as agriculture. Now there is a good mix of retail, manufacturing and agriculture.

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Organizations & Groups

Randolph County Welcome Center

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Attractions & Other Information

The Ella Smith Doll or the Alabama Baby began right here Roanoke in Randolph County. Though the dolls "died" with Ella's death, they are still in demand and sell for over 10,000 dollars each if available. The Ella Smith Doll Show and Postal Cancellation is held each year in April 1.

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