Historic Markers Across Alabama



Randolph County



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: US Hwy 431 at AL Hwy 48 on courthouse lawn in Wedowee, AL
County: Randolph
Coordinates: N 33° 18.56    W 085° 29.07
  33.30937    -85.48466
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Created December 18, 1832, from Creek Indian cession and named for U.S. Senator John Randolph of Virginia. Wedowee, the county seat, is named for the chief of a Creek Indian village which once occupied this site. First court was held near Triplett's Ferry on the Tallapoosa River, west of Wedowee.







End of Randolph County