Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Day in Indiana History -August 10, 1818 - Randolph County Founded

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - East Central Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums
East Central Edition
August 10, 1818 - Randolph County Founded
Randolph County
Founded - 1818
Named for - Peyton Randolph
Seat - Winchester
Largest city - Winchester
Area - 453.31 sq mi (1,174 km2)
Population -  (2010) 26,171
The Indiana General Assembly created Randolph County on August 10, 1818, naming it for Peyton Randolph. The legislature took parts of Wayne County to form the new county.
Peyton Randolph (September 10, 1721 – October 22, 1775)
The son of Sir John Randolph and Susannah Beverley, Peyton was a native of Williamsburg, Virginia. He attended College of William & Mary, and then traveled to England to study law at Middle Temple at the Inns of Court. He became a member of the Virginia bar in 1743. He entered political and gained election to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1748. Virginia voters selected him for the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775. The Congress' delegates elected him president, or speaker, of both Congresses. He fell ill during both terms, returning each time. He died in Philadelphia in 1775.
Cities and towns
Farmland
Losantville
Lynn
Modoc
Parker City
Ridgeville
Saratoga
Union City
Winchester
Major Highways
U.S. Route 36
U.S. Route 35
U.S. Route 27
Indiana State Road 1
Indiana State Road 28
Indiana State Road 32
Indiana State Road 227
Historic Attractions
Winchester
Randolph County Historical Museum
Retter's Round Barn
Fudge Mound Site
Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Round Barns
Retter's Round Barn - Winchester
Bales' Round Barn - Lynn
Schwer's Round Barn - Parker City
Indian Mounds
Windsor Mound - Windsor
Fudge Mound Site - Winchester
Modoc
Marjorie Luellen Memorial Log Cabin
Farmland
Steubenville Ghost Town
Union City
Firefighter Museum
Historic Union City Arts Depot
Old Hotel Museum & Railroad Learning Center
Lynn
Lynn Historical Museum
Bales' Round Barn
Ridgeville
Ridgeville-Kitselman Museum
Indian Boundary Monument
Windsor
Windsor Mound
Parker City
Schwer's Round Barn
For dining, lodging and shopping information of Randolph County, contact:
Randolph County Convention and Visitors Bureau
123 W. Franklin St.
Suite 201
Winchester, IN 47394
For more information about East Central Indiana, see the authors book:
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - East Central Edition

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