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Randolph County, North Carolina History

When was Randolph County, NC Created?
Randolph County was created on 1779 from Guilford County. This county was named for Peyton Randolph (c. 1721–1755), the first President of the Continental Congress.

What is the County Seat of Randolph County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Asheboro also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Randolph County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Guilford County (north), Alamance County (northeast), Chatham County (east), Moore County (southeast), Montgomery County (southwest), Davidson County (west).

What cities and towns are in Randolph County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Archdale, Asheboro, Franklinville, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley, Trinity, Sophia.

Randolph County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Randolph County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Randolph County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Randolph County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Randolph County clerk of court.

You can search online for Randolph County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide

Randolph County, NC Census Records

What Randolph County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Randolph Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Randolph Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Randolph Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide

Randolph County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Randolph County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Randolph County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Randolph County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also North Carolina Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Old Randolph County Courthouse

Randolph County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Randolph County, NC?
A list of Randolph County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Randolph County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Randolph County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Randolph County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Randolph Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Randolph Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Randolph Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Randolph Co. NC General and History Websites

Randolph Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Randolph Co. NC Military Records

Randolph Co. NC Schools & Directories

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