Randolph County was a part of Howard County during the territorial days from 1816 until 1820 and then Chariton County was organized in 1820 and Randolph County was a part of Chariton (County) until 1829.
The settlers came in covered wagons, a few came on horseback and some on foot. Some times several families came together, each trying to bring a few belongings to get a new start. They brought axes, saws, hoes, and some livestock. A must was a loom and spinning wheel. Every man or boy able to carry a gun brought a rifle to his new home.
MORE HISTORY TO COME, I PROMISE AGAIN. THANKS, CAROLE FOR THIS!
A LITTLE HISTORY FROM LOTUS NORTON
Gideon Wright gave 12 acres of land to the city to build the county court house on. He came there in 1828 and was instrumental in getting Randolph County established.
A LITTLE MORE LOCAL HISTORY FROM TIBBIE ADAMS
My great grandfather, Henry Tazewell Austin was a prominent citizen of Randolph County, Huntsville in particular. Not only did he build the first courthouse but he built the second one after the first one was destroyed by fire.
This information was taken from Some Descendants of Henry Austin of Albemarle County, MD compiled by Mrs. Henry F. Israel (nee Pauline Lucille Cackler) and was furnished to the Austins of America Newsletter, Editor, Dr. Michael Austin and is being submitted to your web site by Tibbie< Robertson/Austin Adams.
Not included in this article is that Henry donated his home to the city of Huntsville and in 1973 it was the Pleasant View Nursing Home.
Randolph County Seat/Recorder
South Main Street
Randolph County Historical Society
223 N. Clark