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Georgia is divided into one hundred and fifty-nine counties. The original eight counties of the State of Georgia were Burke, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Richmond and Wilkes all created on February 5, 1777. The last new county to be established in Georgia was Peach County, established in 1924.

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Randolph County, Georgia

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Randolph County is a county located in the US state of Georgia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 7,719. Randolph County was created on December 20, 1828. The county seat is Cuthbert. The county is named in honor of John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833), a U.S. Congressman.

Etymology - Origin of Randolph County Name

The county is named for John Randolph of Virginia, a Republican Congressman and a descendent of Pocahontas.

Demographics:

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Randolph County History

Randolph County was created in 1828 from a portion of Lee County. Georgia's 75th Georgia county was named for John Randolph of Virginia, a Republican Congressman and a descendent of Pocahontas.

Randolph's first county seat was Lumpkin. Lumpkin, however, became the seat of government for Stewart County, when it was created from a portion of Randolph.

Points of Interest

One of the first pecan trees brought to Georgia from Texas was planted in Cuthbert. The tree eventually became known as the "mother of the Georgia pecan industry" in honor of its great age and size.

Grier's Cave in Randolph County is a huge underground limestone cavern that was first discovered via an entrance of less than three feet.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 431 square miles (1,120 km2), of which 428 square miles (1,110 km2) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) (0.6%) is water.

 Randolph county is located in southwest Georgia. The county is in the Flint River basin and the Chattahoochee River basin.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Stewart County
  • Northeast: Webster County
  • East: Terrell County
  • Southeast: Calhoun County
  • Southwest: Clay County
  • Northwest: Quitman County

Education

Higher Education

Andrew College, a private, two-year college.

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