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Randolph County, named after noted Virginia
statesman John Randolph, has been a part of four nations,
three territories, two states, four counties, and is older by one
year than the state of Arkansas itself. What is
now Randolph County was originally a small part of the Louisiana
Purchase -- over 1 million acres bought from France by the United
States in 1803. The District of Louisiana was designated in
1804. In 1805, the District of New Madrid was
established. From 1813 to 1815, it was part of the County of
New Madrid in the Territory of Missouri. Lawrence County in
the Territory of Missouri held the land from 1815 to 1819.
From 1819 until 1835, it was a part of Lawrence County,
Arkansas Territory. In 1835, Randolph officially came into
existence as a separate county in the Arkansas Territory.
Arkansas was admitted to statehood in
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