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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.
The county is named for John Randolph of Virginia, a Republican Congressman and a descendent of Pocahontas.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
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.
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.
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.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Andrew College, a private, two-year college.