Randolph County

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Randolph County is named for Edmund Randolph, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, Secretary  of State and Attorney General.


Created:  October 5, 1795

County Seat:

Kaskaskia  1795 – 1847

Chester       1847 – present


County Courthouse – Chester


Location:  1 Taylor Street / State Street

Built:  1972 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hanner, Breitweise & McLaughlin Architects Inc.

Contractor:  Chester Industrial Contractors, Inc.


Description: The building faces east and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The east front has two stories with the centre entrance at street level. The west side of the building descends the steep bank to form three stories. Over the east entrance is a large concrete panel with the county crest in the centre. On either side of the entrance section are vertical concrete dividers with narrow horizontal windows between. Around the roofline is a wide grennish vertical marked concrete band.



N – Monroe County, Saint Clair County and Washington County

E – Perry County  and Jackson County

S – Perry County, Missouri and Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri

W – Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri and Monroe County













Photos taken 2007 and 2012