Randolph County was formed in 1779 from Guilford County. It was named in honor of Peyton Randolph, member of the notable Virginia family. He was first president of the Continental Congress (1774-75). Randolph County is in the central section of the state and is bounded by Chatham, Moore, Montgomery, Davidson, Guilford and Alamance Counties. Asheboro was established as the county seat on the land of Jesse Henley in 1796.
Gently rolling hills, river valleys, and forest land characterize Randolph County's 790 square miles. It is the 11th largest county in North Carolina and has the 19th highest population in the state. Nine municipalities are incorporated within the county: Archdale, Asheboro, Franklinville, Liberty, Randleman, Ramseur, Seagrove, Staley and Trinity. Asheboro is approximately 70 miles from Raleigh and from Charlotte, the state's largest city.
Randolph County is a part of the Piedmont Triad region, a six-county area whose central location puts it within 90 miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and within 200 miles of the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The county sits in the middle of the Eastern Seaboard, within 500 miles of half of the nation's population and largest markets. The region is united by the Piedmont Triad International Airport, interstate highways, a score of colleges and universities, and a rich cultural life.
Although Randolph County is a part of the largest metropolitan area located entirely within North Carolina, it is still small-town living at its best - close enough to larger cities to have access to the amenities, but small enough to escape such urban problems as traffic congestion, higher unemployment, and an increasing crime rate.
The Town of Asheborough received its original charter from the State Legislature on December 25th, 1796. Asheborough is named for Samuel Ashe, who was governor from 1795 to 1798. The first church in Asheboro, the Methodist Episcopal Church, was built in 1834. At this point, much of the wealth of the town resulted from gold mining operations nearby. The High Point, Randleman, Asheboro and Southern Railroad arrived in Asheboro in July 1889, marking the beginning of a period of prosperity and growth.
A change in name occurred on January 10, 1923 without any warning. The Post Office Department changed the spelling of the town's name to" Ashboro". After a protest from citizens and Congressman William Cicero Hammer of Asheboro a compromise spelling of" Asheboro" resulted.
The businesses making their mark on Asheboro include: Stedman Manufacturing Co. , Klopman Mills, Eveready Battery Co., B.B. Walker Shoe Co., Black & Decker, Georgia Pacific, Klaussner Furniture Industries, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. wire plant, Knorr Best Foods, Kayser-Roth Hosiery, and others.
In recent years the City of Asheboro has concentrated on building a solid base of services with the creation of a series of lakes for water supply, fresh water and waste water treatment plants, city streets and utilities. The present emphasis is on territorial expansion and planned development.
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