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Randolph County, Alabama

Randolph County was created on 18 Dec. 1832, from former Creek Indian territory by the Creek Cession of 1832. This particular county was named in honor of John Randolph (1773–1833), U.S. Senator from Virginia.

Currently the Randolph County Seat is located in Wedowee (established in 1834-35) and in addition the county government website is

Locations adjacent Randolph County happen to be Cleburne County (north), Carroll County, Georgia (northeast), Heard County, Georgia (east), Troup County, Georgia (southeast), Chambers County (south), Tallapoosa County (southwest), Clay County (west)..

Cities and towns found in Randolph County consist of Roanoke, Rock Mills, Wadley, Wedowee, Woodland.

Randolph County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Randolph County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail. You may go to any county health department in the State of Alabama to obtain a certificates can be issued while you wait.

Randolph County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Randolph Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Randolph Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Randolph Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Randolph Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. Two State censuses for confederate veterans exist for 1907 and 1921. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Randolph County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Randolph County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Randolph County Courthouse and Government Records

Randolph County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Randolph County court, probate, and land documents as a source of genealogy and family history details.

Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of countless Alabama people.

The odds are excellent that your ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least several aspects of their lives in the Randolph County court records.

Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Randolph County's original 1836 log courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1897, as was the subsequent courthouse. The current courthouse was renovated in 2003 with nearly $100,000 in federal funds. There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1896 . The below facts shows exactly what birth, marriage, death, land, probate, and legal records will be in Randolph County. The years pointed out below could be the first widely known documents in this county.

Please call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of sometimes changing contact information.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
  • Randolph County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
    • Address: P.O. Box 249, Wedowee, AL 36278
    • Phone: (256) 357-4933
    • Court Records: 1897
    • Divorce Records: are maintained among the equity records (Divorces issued prior to 1950 are located here. Divorces issued after 1950 can be found  at the Alabama Department of Public Health)
  • Randolph County Clerk of Probate Court maintains following records in the probate office: Plats, Maps, Judgments, Liens, Deeds, Mortgages, Corporations, Lis pendens, Marriage licenses, Military discharges. The Probate Judge presides over all probate court hearings for Probate of Wills, Administrations, Conservators, Guardianships, Adoptions, Legitimations, Name changes, Condemnations, Mental Commitment hearings, and performs marriage ceremonies.
    • Address: P.O. Box 328, Wedowee, AL 36278-0328
    • Phone: (256) 357-4933
    • Marriage Records: 1897 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1897
    • Land Records: 1897
  • Randolph County Revenue Commissioner's Office maintains County tax records. These records are usually arranged by legal description and are not indexed.
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  • Randolph County Health Department has Birth Records from 1886, Death records from 1886. 

Randolph County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Randolph County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a directory that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own favorite Randolph County genealogy or family history related sites.

Randolph Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Randolph Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Randolph Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Randolph Co. AL Census Records

Randolph Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Randolph Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Randolph Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Randolph Co. AL General and History Websites

Randolph Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Randolph Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Randolph Co. AL Military Records

Randolph Co. AL Schools & Directories

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