Randolf County





Region: Piedmont
County Seat: Asheboro (1819)
Population: 130,4541
Towns & Cities:  Archdale, Liberty, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley, Trinity
Randolph county was formed in 1779 from Guilford county.It is in the central section of the State and is bounded by Chatham, Moore, Montgomery, Davidson, Guilford and Alamance counties.2

Additional County History

Education (1)
Government & Community Bodies (3)
Historical Sites & Museums (2)
Recreation (1)



1 Population figures from Census Bureau Home Page for the 2000 Census.
2 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.


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North Carolinians are nicknamed the "Tar Heels".

It not exactly evident where this nickname originated, but it seems to have given birth during the Civil War. North Carolina's troops were said to have tar on their heels, because they would not run in battle even as other states retreated.

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