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In 1832, the Alabama Legislature created Randolph County from land ceded by the Creek Indians, naming the county for John Randolph, a Virginia statesman. The county seat was established in Wedowee.
All probate records were destroyed in a courthouse fire in 1897. This can make research difficult, but alternate sources can sometimes be used to overcome the loss of official records.
The public library in Roanoke contains a small collection of books on genealogy and local history.
There are a number of published books on Randolph County history and genealogy.
The AlaBenton Genealogical Society meets in the Ayers Room of the Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library.
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