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County Overview

September 14, 2007
Inter-Mountain

The first 4-H camp in the world was held here in 1915. Today, Camp Pioneer welcomes 4-H campers in the summer and opens its grounds to community
activities.

It was founded in 1787 and named for Edmund Jennings Randolph, who served as governor of Virginia from 1786-1788.

Outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, hunting and fishing are popular activities that attract natives and tourists in every season. Kumbrabow State Forest and part of the Monongahela National Forest lie within the county.

Randolph County is home to a variety of fairs and festivals including the state's oldest, the Mountain State Forest Festival, held each October, and the Augusta Heritage Festival in August.

As of 2004, the population of Randolph County was 28,495.

The county seat is Elkins with a population of 7,032 as of 2000.

Other municipalities include Beverly, Coalton, Harman, Huttonsville, Mill Creek and
Montrose.

There are 14 public schools and a few private institutions in the county.

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Randolph County Courthouse

 
 

 

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