Building a County for Every Citizen

Free boating classes for an Alabama vessel license will be offered Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the entire class in one day and will be held upstairs at Wedowee Marine South on Highway 48 West. The class is for anyone 12 or older. There will be more dates offered in March and April. The class will be taught by State Troopers Jarred Brown and David Tillis.

Facts about Randolph County

  • Founding Date: Dec. 18, 1832
  • Area: 585 square miles
  • Population: 22,615 (2016 Census estimate)
  • Major Waterways: Tallapoosa River
  • Major Highways: U.S. 431, Alabama Highways 22, 48 and 77
  • County Seat: Wedowee
  • Largest City: Roanoke

Places of interest

  • Lake Wedowee – more than 270 miles of shoreline
  • Tallapoosa River and its many tributaries
  • Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail
  • Talladega National Forest
  • Randolph County Historical Museum in Roanoke