Randolph County

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Settled by pioneers from the South, Randolph County was organized in 1818 and named for a county in North Carolina. Winchester has always been the county seat, and the county's other incorporated towns owe their continued existence to the coming of the railroads between 1852 and 1882. In its earliest years, Randolph County became known for its abolitionism and work for temperance. In the years after the Civil War, the county's power grew economically and politically. The early 20th century witnessed a burgeoning manufacturing sector, and transportation was made easier through widespread use of steam railroads, electric interurban cars, and the automobile.
ISBN: 9780738560366
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 223
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Gregory P. Hinshaw, superintendent of the Randolph Central School Corporation and county historian for Randolph County, uses numerous postcards from his own collection to form the nucleus of this book. Hinshaw and coauthors Judy Wilson Wright, Linda L. Black, and Thomas Keesling, all Randolph County natives, give the reader a comprehensive view of life in this county a century ago.
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