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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.
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