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Randolph County, created from land acquired in the Creek Cession of 1832, is situated on the Georgia State line. All probate records were destroyed in a courthouse fire in 1897.
County health officials were responsible for the Register of Births and Deaths for the county and kept these records in their office, rather than at the Courthouse. Consequently, they were not destroyed in the fire which consumed the courthouse. Beginning in 1886, these records provide the name of the deceased, date of death, place of birth, age at time of death, sex, color/race, marital status, occupation, cause of death, place of death, place of burial, and name of the physician, midwife, or head of family.
|Name of paper||Publication Dates||Repository|
|Roanoke Herald||1879||University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa|
|American Eagle||1856||Alabama Archives|
|Randolph County Democrat||1860||University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa|
|Randolph Enterprise||1874-1900||Alabama Archives|
|Randolph Toiler||1895-1898||Alabama Archives|
|Southern Mercury||1859, 1860||University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa|
Randolph County had a higher percentage of Union sympathizers than most Alabama counties. In searching for papers on military service during the Civil War, look in the rosters of the Union Army if no record can be found of service in the Confederate States. Many families had divided allegiance during the hostilities, and some of the men who upheld the cause of the Union found it necessary to leave Alabama until the end of the war.This page originally created by Leigh Compton 1999