Randolph County, West Virginia


Randolph County, West Virginia

Infobox U.S. County
county = Randolph County
state = West Virginia


map size = 225
founded = 1787
seat = Elkins | area_total_sq_mi =1040
area_land_sq_mi =1040
area_water_sq_mi =0
area percentage = 0.02%
census yr = 2000
pop = 28262
density_km2 =10
web =
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Randolph County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 28,262. Its county seat is ElkinsGR|6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,040 square miles (2,693 km²). Randolph is the largest county in the state of West Virginia.

Major highways

Other geographic features

Rivers

*Tygart Valley River
*Shavers Fork

Mountains

*Cheat Mountain
**White Top, a knob of Cheat Mountain
*Laurel Mountain
*Rich Mountain
*Shavers Mountain
**Gaudineer Knob, a knob of Shavers Mountain

Caves and caverns

*Bowden Cave
*Sinks of Gandy

National Natural Landmarks in Randolph County

*Blister Run Swamp
*Gaudineer Scenic Area
*Shavers Mountain Spruce-Hemlock Stand

Notable natives and residents

*Herman Ball, football player.
*Lemuel Chenoweth, "master covered bridge builder"
*William Wallace Barron, former governor who was indicted for bribery and jury tampering.
*Dellos Clinton "Sheriff" Gainer, major league baseball player
*Marshall Goldberg, football player.
*Kay Rosencrance, Miss West Virginia 1963

References


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