Randolph County

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Randolph County is named for Edmund Jenings Randolph, who was a United States Attorney General and a Governor of Virginia.

 

Created:  October 1786

County Seat: 

Beverly  1787 – 1900

Elkins    1900 – present

 

County Courthouse – Elkins

 

Location:  2 Randolph Avenue / High Street

Built:  1902 – 1904

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  J Charles Fulton of Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Contractor:  John P Conn

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story stone structure. The southwest front has a central entrance with large projecting arch and recessed doorway. Above on the second story are three large arched windows. On the south side of the entrance is a four story tower with opening near the top and a steep green roof. On the north side is a corner tower with steep conical roof. The roof is hipped.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Randolph County Courthouse

 

Old County Courthouse – Beverley

 

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Location:  Court Street / Main Street

Built:  1908 – 1915

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Soloman Colett

Contractor:  Soloman Colett

 

Description:  The building faces north is a two story red colored brick structure. The north front has a central entrance on the first story with window on either side. The second story has three windows. Above is a gabled roof. In the 1830s, additions were built onto the south and east facades of the building to house offices for the county clerk and circuit clerk. The bell tower was also added in the 1830s. The building served as the courthouse until 1899.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Tucker County and Grant County

E – Pendleton County and Pocahontas County

S – Webster County

W – Upshur County and Barbour County

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012