Population 1896-472 1996-488
Randolph lies in the shadow of the Crawford Mountains against the western foothills
of the Upper Bear River between two creeks, Big Creek on the south and Little Creek
on the north. In answer to a call from the general authorities of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, Randolph H. Stewart and others arrived in the Bear River
Valley March, 1870. One week later, Apostle Charles C. Rich and Company came.
They surveyed the town and named it Randolph, in honor of the first Bishop, Randolph H.
Stewart. Many others soon followed and by the spring of 1871 Randolph was a thriving
town, having established a post office, store, blacksmith shop and sawmill. These early
settlers were men and women with courage and fortitude ready to brave the severe
climate and hardships. Progression has continued with the coming of electricity, the
water system, modern communications and transportation. From the one-room
schoolhouse, education continues with the latest technology and modern facilities. The
cattle and sheep industries have sustained many families throughout the years. The
stately tabernacle, dedicated July 26, 1914, depicts the faith of the early settlers. This
devotion is evident today as men and women serve missions throughout the world. As
the need to defend our freedom has arisen. many have responded to the call of our
country ... some having made the supreme sacrifice.
We salute those who have contributed to the development of this community. They
are men and women of foresight and dedication ... all desiring to establish
an abundant life for now as well as for future generations!