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Randolph County was organized January 22, 1829 with four original townships
of Sugar Creek, Silver Creek, Prairie and Salt Spring. The county was named after John Randolph, statesman from
Virginia. Later townships of Moniteau, Jackson, Chariton, Cairo, Clifton and Union were organized, Prairie being
The County Seat is Huntsville.
Moberly, called "Magic City" since it seemed to spring up out of the prairie overnight, is the largest
city in Randolph county with a population of 11,945 in 2000. The county has rich farm land, coal deposits and is
diverse in farming operations and livestock. Randolph County, in particular Moberly grew quickly from 1866 to 1873
due to the Wabash, Chariton and Randolph railroad connecting with the North Missouri Railroad Company at Moberly.
Randolph County was part of Howard County from 1816 until 1820. Chariton County was formed and Randolph became
part of that county until it became an independent county in 1829.
June 2013: obit for TAYLOR, bio for BURTON
Obits: Brogin, Cockrell, Crews, James, Jones, McClancy, Temple
Birth Announcments: Bennett, Kimball, Love
Marriage Announcements: Beasley-Sellers, Hancock-Keidel