Randolph County, Alabama

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Randolph County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama.[1] Its name is in honor of John Randolph, a member of the United States Senate from Virginia.[1] As of 2000, the population was 22,380. Its county seat is Wedowee.[1] Randolph County is a prohibition or dry county.



The Randolph County High School Tigers won the 2003 2-A State football Championship.
Wadley High School won a mythical State football Title in 1960, Given by the Birmingham News.
Handley High School won a mythical state football title in 1955, Given by the Birmingham News.


Randolph County was established by the Alabama Legislature on December 18, 1832,[1] and named in honor of John Randolph, a well known Virginia congressman. Randolph County was one of several counties created out of the last Creek cession formulated by the Treaty of Cusseta, on March 24, 1832. It lies within the Piedmont region, which extends from Alabama to Pennsylvania.[1]

The first county seat for Randolph County was established in 1833 at Hedgeman Triplett's Ferry on the west bank of the Big Tallapoosa River, about 10 miles (16 km) west of Wedowee.[1] In 1835 (2 years later), the county seat was moved by the commissioners to nearby Wedowee. Wedowee lies in the center of Randolph County, on a fork of the Little Tallapoosa River. Wedowee was named after a tribal chief "Wah-wah-nee" (or "Wah-dow-wee") whose village stood near the present site of the town.[1]

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