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Randolph County

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Randolph County

Largest county in the state, created from Harrison County in 1787, and named for Edmund Jennings Randolph, a distinguished jurist and Governor of Virginia.

County Seat: Elkins, WV
Population: 28,262 (2000 Census)
Randolph County Profile

Lodging: Randolph County Hotels

Schools: Randolph County Schools

Cities and Towns

Beverly, WV
Coalton, WV
Elkins, WV
Harman, WV
Huttonsville, WV
Mill Creek, WV
Montrose, WV

See Also

Rich Mountain
Wilson's Fort


Temperature Mean Annual Average: 49 (Degrees F)
January Averages: High 38 (Degrees F) -- Low 16 (Degrees F)
July Averages: High 80 (Degrees F) -- Low 57 (Degrees F)

Long Term Precipitation

January: 3.08 inches -- July: 4.53 (inches) -- Annual: 44.8 (inches)

Mean Annual Snowfall Range

60 - 150 inches

Randolph County Weather Forecast

Additional Sources of Information


A History of Randolph County, West Virginia: From Its Earliest Exploration and Settlement to the Present Time -- Published 1916

West Virginia Geological Survey: Randolph County

West Virginia Geological Survey: Barbour and Upshur Counties and Western Portion of Randolph County

West Virginia Geological Survey: Webster County and Portion of Mingo District, Randolph County, South of the Valley Fork of Elk River