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Randlemantown in N Randolph County on Deep River. First known as Dicks for Peter Dicks, who built a gristmill there approx. 1830; in 1848 a cotton mill was built there and the name changed to Union Factory. In 1866 the name was changed to Randleman for John B. Randleman, one of the owners of the mill. Inc. in 1880 as Randleman Mills; name changed to Randleman in 1889. Naomi Falls, low natural falls in Deep River, was there but now under the water behind a 25 ft. dam. Falls named for Naomi Wise, who was drowned there by Jonathan Lewis in 1808, giving rise to eponymous folk song.
Randleman TownshipNW Randolph County.
RandolphSee Hinshaw.
Randolph Countywas formed in 1779 from Guilford County. Located in the central section of the state, it is bounded by Chatham, Moore, Montgomery, Davidson, Guilford, and Alamance Counties. It was named for Peyton Randolph (1721?-75), president of the Continental Congress. Area: 801 sq. mi. County seat: Asheboro, with an elevation of 879 ft. Townships are Asheboro, Back Creek, Brower, Cedar Grove, Coleridge, Columbia, Concord, Franklinville, Grant, Level Cross, Liberty, New Hope, New Market, Pleasant Grove, Providence, Randleman, Seagrove, and Trinity. Produces wheat, corn, oats, poultry, dairy products, hay, barley, tobacco, nursery products, hogs, livestock, hosiery, apparel, textiles, tires, batteries, toys, furniture, shoes, and electric blankets.
Randolph Courthousecommunity in W Randolph County served by post office, 1794-1810. Named changed to Asheboro, which see.
Randolph MillSee Forest Hill.
Rands Millcommunity in E Wake County near Swift Creek.
Rands Mill PondSee Lake Benson.
Randys Storecommunity in N Montgomery County on Barnes Creek.
Rangercommunity in S Cherokee County on Walker Mill Creek near Nottely River. Alt. approx. 1,565.

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