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Randolph County

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1772

Settlers had claimed most of the prime valley lands in Randolph County.

Other events that happened on or around 1772

May 28, 1787

Randolph County was formed from Harrison County, with the first county seat in Edmundton (now called Beverly)

Jul 11, 1861

Battle of Rich Mountain pushed Confederates from the NW corner of the state

Other events that happened on or around July 11, 1861

1861

Randolph County voted in favor of secession when Virginia left the Union

Other events that happened on or around 1861

1889

Henry Gassaway Davis and Stephen B. Elkins extended the West Virginia Central & Pittsburg Railroad to Leadsville (now Elkins)

1899

Elkins became the county seat of Randolph County, replacing Beverly

Other events that happened on or around 1899

1904

Davis & Elkins College founded by Southern Presbyterians

Other events that happened on or around 1904

1935

The Elkins-Randolph County Airport was completed

Other events that happened on or around 1935


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