Randolph County Arkansas
Appreciate the Past
From the Rice-Upshaw home attraction to stories of the downtown square in Pocahontas, Randolph County has a rich heritage.
Participate in the Present
Visit during one of our many county activities such as the Rock n’ Roll Festival, Maynard Pioneer Days or Founder’s Day.
Anticipate the Future
New lodging to the downtown square. New events.
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Recent historic research has revealed that Randolph County may have the dubious distinction as being the location where African-American slavery began in Arkansas. Agriculture above the subsistence level in Arkansas began not in the delta lands to our east but rather in the upland river …
When The Arkansas Territory was created in 1820, the first Territorial Legislature met at Arkansas Post. The importance of Randolph County is shown in that the three most important offices of that first legislature, President, Secretary and Congressional Representative, were all residents of what’s now Randolph …
In November, 1838, twelve hundred Cherokee and Creek Indians left northern Alabama on a forced march to Oklahoma, where the government was forcibly relocating them. They crossed Tennessee into Kentucky in an unusually cold winter. They then crossed the Mississippi into Missouri and took the …