Randolph County, North Carolina

Randolph County was formed from Guilford county in 1779.  According the the Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943, by David Leroy Corbitt, the county was “named in honor of Payton Randolph of Virginia, who was president of the Continental Congress.”

Randolph County Resources – Updated 4-14-2019

BOOKS ONLINE

Book Randolph County, 1779-1979 is on the Internet Archive located here. For this one, I recommend going to the index in the back of the book to find your surnames indexed.  This navigates just like a book.

Excellent Book “Reminiscences of Randolph County,” by J.A. Blair in 1890.

People

Nannie Watson Winslow Henley – A Gold Star Mother

Places

Back Creek Monthly Meeting Cemetery Images

LAND RECORDS ONLINE

Randolph County Registrar of Deeds

Older Land Records – Before searching this site, make sure to click on the Old Index Books tab in the upper right corner.  It takes a little practice to figure out how the index works, but once you figure it out, you can drill into the actual images, if they’re available for the year you are researching.

MAPS

Soil Survey Map from 1915 overlay on modern day map.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Randolph County, North Carolina

Also see Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness for Randolph County.

NC HISTORIES ONLINE See the Digital NC Blog

MILITARY RECORDS for men from Randolph County… Be sure to check out the FamilySearch Wiki for Randolph County… scroll down and find Confederate units from Randolph County.

EXCELLENT LIST OF RESOURCE FOR ALL TYPES OF RANDOLPH COUNTY RECORDS AT FamilySearch Wiki.

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