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Randolph County

Randolph County is named for John Randolph, who was a United States Senator from Virginia.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Cleburne County

E – Carroll County, Georgia, Heard County, Georgia and Troup County, Georgia

S – Chambers County and Tallapoosa County

W – Clay County

 

Created:  December 18, 1832                                                    Map of Alabama highlighting Randolph County

County Seat:        

Blake’s Ferry  1832 – 1834

Wedowee       1834 – present

 

County Courthouse – Wedowee

 

Location:  100 Main Street / East Broad Street SE

Built:  1940 – 1941

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  Paul W Hofferbert

Contractor:  Works Project Administration

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Wedowee. The south front has a small porch at the entrance on the first story. Above is a large window on the second story. There are two gables along the sloped roof line. The corners of the building have stone trim. In the interior, the hallways run east-west. The County Circuit Court courtroom is located on the southwest side of the second story. The small courtroom is located on the northwest side. This was a Works Project Administration project. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial Circuit and the County District Court and County Probate Court. The architect was Paul W Hofferbert and the contractor was Works Projects Administration. The building was remodeled in 1985. The architect was Chambless-Killingworth & Associates and the contractor was Pruett-Sharpe.

 

See:  The 5th Judicial District includes Chambers County, Macon County and Tallapoosa County

 

History:  The county was created in 1832 and Blake’s Ferry was selected as the county seat. In 1834, the county seat was moved to Wedowee. Court was held outdoors and the first courthouse was a log structure built in 1836.  The second courthouse was a brick structure built in 1857 and which was destroyed by fire in 1896. The third courthouse was built in 1897 and which burned in 1940. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1940 to 1941.

 

 

County Courthouse – Wedowee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1897 County Courthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2010 and 2023