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Randolph County, Missouri.
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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 largest.
The County Seat
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