On County Road 16 at Bacon Cove Road (County Road 75), on the right when traveling south on County Road 16.
Pottery-Making Families of Randolph County
During the 1830s, pottery-making families moved directly from the Carolinas and Georgia. Most came from the Edgefield District of western South Carolina, which boasted an important pottery-making . . . — — Map (db m118124) HM
On Goldville Cut Off Road at Bluff Springs Road, on the right when traveling west on Goldville Cut Off Road.
Incorporated on January 25, 1843
Was at one time
one of the
largest cities in Alabama
with a population of
With the coming of
the California gold rush
the city became
a dormant municipality
later to . . . — — Map (db m95077) HM
Founded March 31, 1864 by evangelist Moses Park. William Terry Kirby, Sr. and Nancy T. Greer Kirby donated four acres of land adjacent to their home for the church site. Services were first conducted at a brush arbor on the property, which later . . . — — Map (db m11732) HM
On Vaughn Street, on the left when traveling south. Reported missing.
Ella Gannt Smith, artist, inventor, manufactured in this building the famous Roanoke Dolls. The dolls, completely handmade, featured a head molded of plaster of Paris enclosed in a tight cotton fabric cut and stuffed to resemble body, hands and . . . — — Map (db m11730) HM
On County Road 91 at County Road 2206, on the right when traveling south on County Road 91.
Pottery Shops in Rock Mills
After the Civil War, the establishment of the textile industry led to the growth of Rock Mills and subsequent potteries became established in town. By 1900, potteries here produced utilitarian wares covered in . . . — — Map (db m118795) HM
On Rock Mills Road (Alabama Route 22) at Bacon Cove Road (County Road 75), on the right when traveling east on Rock Mills Road.
Near this site soon after Threat of Cusseta 1832, Peter A. Hogg built a grist mill on Wehadkee Creek, named for local Indian tribe. Settlement first called Prothro's Mill for James Prothro, who, with John McPherson, obtained a U.S. land patent in . . . — — Map (db m118127) HM
On Alabama Route 22 at County Road 33, on the left when traveling east on State Route 22.
One mile north, on the east bank of the Tallapoosa River, was located Louina, named for an Indian woman who operated a trading post. Settled in 1834, it became chief business center in Randolph County with the county’s first newspaper, schools for . . . — — Map (db m92503) HM
Wadley is located on the west bank of the Tallapoosa River in southwest Randolph County. It was born circa 1901 with the advent of the new Atlanta-Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad and named for George Dole Wadley who was vice president and general . . . — — Map (db m206681) HM
On Main Street (U.S. 431) at Woodland Avenue, in the median on Main Street.
An opponent of secession, he fled north in 1862. Returning after the Civil War, he was elected first governor under the Constitution of 1868 and served one two-year term. He was one of three Republican governors. — — Map (db m19015) HM