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Our Genealogy Helper for Randolph ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Randolph (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Randolph. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Randolph is located in Rich County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Utah's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rich County: Bear Lake (ID), Cache, Morgan, Summit, Weber, Lincoln (WY) & Uinta (WY).

Below are the counties that are near Randolph. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Randolph:

  • Rich County     (The home county of Randolph)
    • Argyle [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Rich County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Randolph
    • Sage Creek [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Creek
      • Sage Creek [Rich County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Randolph
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sage Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Sage Creek Junction [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Creek Junction
      • Sage Creek Junction [Rich County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Randolph
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sage Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Woodruff [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
      • Woodruff [Rich County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodruff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<4>
    • Round Valley [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Valley
      • Round Valley [Rich County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Randolph
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Round Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Laketown [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laketown
      • Laketown [Rich County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laketown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laketown<4>
    • Meadowville [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowville
      • Meadowville [Rich County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Randolph
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
    • Garden [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden
      • Garden [Rich County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Randolph
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden
    • Pickelville [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickelville
      • Pickelville [Rich County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Randolph
    • Garden City [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Rich County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<4>
  • Box Elder County
    • Mantua [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantua
      • Mantua [Box Elder County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,019 people
      • Former names for Mantua:
      • Copenhagen
      • Flaxville
      • Geneva
      • Little Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantua
  • Cache County
    • Monte Christo [Cache County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monte Christo
      • Monte Christo [Cache County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Randolph
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Monte Christo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Brachipad [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brachipad
      • Brachipad [Cache County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Randolph
      • Brachipad has also been known as:
      • Brachipad Summer Home Area
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brachipad
    • Beindneau [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beindneau
      • Beindneau [Cache County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Randolph
      • Beindneau has also been known as:
      • Beindneau Summer Home Area
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beindneau
    • La Plata [Cache County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Plata
      • La Plata [Cache County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Randolph
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for La Plata. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Millville [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millville
      • Millville [Cache County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,222 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millville<4>
    • North Logan [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Logan
      • North Logan [Cache County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Logan<4>
    • Providence [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Cache County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,051 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Providence<4>
    • River Heights [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Heights
      • River Heights [Cache County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Heights
    • Hyde Park [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyde Park
      • Hyde Park [Cache County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,963 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyde Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyde Park<4>
    • Logan [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Cache County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,680 people
      • Former name for Logan:
      • Fort Logan
      • Logan has also been known as:
      • Logan City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<4>
    • Nibley [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nibley
      • Nibley [Cache County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nibley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nibley
    • Hyrum [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyrum
      • Hyrum [Cache County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyrum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyrum<4>
  • Bear Lake County (ID)
    • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County]
    • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<4>
    • Bloomington [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Bear Lake County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<4>
    • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
    • Paris [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Bear Lake County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<4>
  • Franklin County (ID)
    • Franklin [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<4>
  • Lincoln County (WY)
    • Taylor [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Randolph
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
      • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville<4>
    • Diamondville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondville
      • Diamondville [Lincoln County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondville<4>
    • Kemmerer [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kemmerer
      • Kemmerer [Lincoln County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kemmerer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kemmerer<4>
    • Frontier [Lincoln County]
  • Uinta County (WY)
    • Bear River [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear River
      • Bear River [Uinta County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear River
    • Almy [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almy
      • Almy [Uinta County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Randolph
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almy
    • Evanston [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanston
      • Evanston [Uinta County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Randolph
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<4>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Randolph, see our County-by-County Page for Randolph.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Randolph ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Randolph.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Randolph. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Randolph and those printed in the larger area surrounding Randolph.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Randolph.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Randolph:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Idaho
    • Stories from Utah
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Randolph ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Randolph.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Randolph covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Randolph had a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Randolph had a population of 500 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Randolph, with the one closest to Randolph listed first.

  • Randolph [Rich County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
    • Randolph [Rich County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Randolph
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Randolph had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Randolph<4>
  • Woodruff [Rich County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
    • Woodruff [Rich County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Randolph
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodruff had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodruff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<4>
  • Laketown [Rich County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laketown
    • Laketown [Rich County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Randolph
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 302 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 271 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Laketown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laketown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laketown<4>
  • Meadowville [Rich County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowville
    • Meadowville [Rich County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Randolph
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meadowville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
  • Garden City [Rich County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
    • Garden City [Rich County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Randolph
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Garden City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<4>
  • Almy [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almy
    • Almy [Uinta County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Randolph
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 450 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Almy had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almy
  • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Haven
    • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Randolph
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fish Haven had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fish Haven<4>
  • Evanston [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanston
    • Evanston [Uinta County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Randolph
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,995 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,570 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Evanston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<4>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Randolph. See our List of 1890's Communities around Randolph.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Randolph ...

While our initial data about Randolph came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Randolph in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Randolph.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Randolph:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Utah Place Names
Written by: Van Cott, John W.
Published by the University of Utah Press, 1990
(Available from Amazon.com)

Map from 1890 (unknown title/publisher)

Map from 1900 (unknown title/publisher)

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924)

We have found Randolph in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Randolph for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Randolph. See our Misc Page for Randolph for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Randolph. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Randolph) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Randolph. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RandolphOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Randolph. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6642, Longitude: -111.1850       In this case, the coordinates for Randolph have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Randolph, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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