Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Randolph County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Randolph County, North Carolina
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Founded 1779
County Seat Asheboro
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County Information


Randolph County is located in the Central portion of North Carolina and was named for Peyton Randolph, the first president of the Continental Congress[1].

Randolph County, North Carolina Record Dates

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1913 1800 1913 1786 1799 1786 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Randolph County Courthouse
Asheboro, NC 27203
Phone: 336-318-6960

* Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
* Marriage records from 1800 and land records
* Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records
* Probate records from 1786

Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 4458
Asheboro, NC. 27204
Phone: 336-318-6960
Fax: 336-636-7678

Clerk Superior Court
176 E Salisbury St #201
Asheboro, NC 27203
Phone: (336) 328-3000


Parent County

1779--Randolph County was created from Guilford County.
County seat: Asheboro [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Many court records are missing.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.


For tips on accessing Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records


County Records


Family Histories

  • German - German, John L. "Finding the Father of David German of North Carolina and Shelby County, Indiana," The American Genealogist, Vol. 68, No. 2 (Apr. 1993):87-94. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).


Online Records. The Randolph County, North Carolina Register of Deeds has deed records dating back to 1779.


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SOME INDEX POINTS. The deeds are not in strict order by date.

Book 1: 1779-1793

Book 4 starts about 1787.

Book 5 starts about 1790. It begins with an index. Book 6 starts about 1794.

Book 7 starts about 1795.

Book 8 starts about 1797.

Book 9 starts about 1799. No index.

Book 10 starts about 1802. No index.

Book 12 starts about 1807. No index.

Local Histories




Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Randolph County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry
- 1st Brigade, North Carolina Reserves, Company F
- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company F
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company F
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company A
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company D
- 6th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company I
World War I
World War II



Online Probate Records


Vital Records

Randolph County Register of Deeds

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries

Randolph County Genealogical Society
PO Box 4394
Asheboro 27204

Randolph County Historical Society
PO Box 4355
NC 27204

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/randolph
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randolph County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. "Sandy Creek Baptist Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com/, accessed 22 October 2012.
  5. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:227-228. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.