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|Randolph County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
|Founded||December 18, 1832|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Randolph County Courthouse
P O Box 249
Wedowee, Al 36278
Probate Judge has birth and death records from 1886
marriage records from 1896, land and probate records from 1897
and military pensions 1904-1909 
1832--Randolph County was created 18 December 1832 from the Creek Cession of 1832.
County seat: Wedowee 
1896 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
- Carroll County, Georgia
- Heard County, Georgia
- Troup County, Georgia
- Gandrud, Pauline Jones. 1840 Federal Census of Randolph County, Alabama. 1947. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
Land and Property
To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Randolph County, Alabama Genealogy see:
- Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Randolph County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2011. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.157 E7b.
- Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
- Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
- 1881-1930 - Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
- 1816-1957 - Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
- 1881-1952 - Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
- 1908-1974 - Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
Nearly 14,000 Randolph County births (1881-1930) and more than 5,000 deaths and burials (1881-1952) are indexed in the Alabama Births and Christenings, 1881-1930 database at FamilySearch.org. See Alabama Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records) for more information about this database.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Randolph County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randolph County p. 39. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).