Randolph County

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Randolph

Randolph County is named for John Randolph, who was a United States Senator from Virginia.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Cleburne County

E – Carroll County, Georgia, Heard County, Georgia and Troup County, Georgia

S – Chambers County and Tallapoosa County

W – Clay County

 

Created:  December 18, 1832                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Randolph County

County Seat:        

Wedowee  1832 – present

 

County Courthouse – Wedowee

 

Location:  100 Main Street / East Broad Street SE

Built:  1940 – 1941

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  Paul W Hofferbert

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Wedowee. The south front has a small porch at the entrance on the first story. Above is a large window on the second story. There are two gables along the sloped roof line. The corners of the building have stone trim. This was a Works Project Administration project. The building was remodeled in 1985. The architect was Chambless-Killingworth & Associates and the contractor was Pruett-Sharpe.

 

History:  The first county seat was Blake’s Ferry. In 1834, the county seat was moved to Wedowee. Court was held outdoors and the first courthouse was a log structure built in 1836.  The second courthouse was a brick structure built in 1857 and which was destroyed by fire in 1896. The third courthouse was built in 1897 and which burned in 1940. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1940 to 1941.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Wedowee

 

 

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Photos taken 2010