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Randleman, North Carolina
Main Street
Main Street
Location of Randleman, North Carolina
Location of Randleman, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Randolph
Area
 • Total 4.10 sq mi (10.63 km2)
 • Land 4.06 sq mi (10.52 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
Elevation
705 ft (215 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 4,113
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,115
 • Density 1,013.05/sq mi (391.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27317
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-55080
GNIS feature ID 1022145

Randleman is a city in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 4,113 at the 2010 census. It is the home of NASCAR's Petty family, the Victory Junction Gang Camp and was the location of the Richard Petty Museum from 2003–2014.

Geography

Randleman is located at 35°48′56″N 79°48′16″W / 35.81556°N 79.80444°W / 35.81556; -79.80444 (35.815464, -79.804546).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.83%) is water.

History

The town was originally named Dicks for a Rick Dicks who built a mill there around 1830. Later, a cotton mill was built in Dicks, and the town was renamed Union Factory. Randleman was the next name chosen, in 1866. The town's namesake was John B. Randleman, a mill owner. The town was incorporated as Randleman Mills in 1880; the name was later changed to Randleman. The Town of Randleman History at this website [1] Says the Town Of Randleman was Named after John Banner Randleman in 1880.

"In 1880 the General Assembly at Raleigh granted paper of incorporation to the City of Randleman, named for John Banner Randleman. When the town of Randleman Mills was created and incorporated a town. John H. Ferree, James E. Walker, James O. Pickard, Romulus R. Ross, Addison W. Vickery, created a body politic under the style of Commissioners of the Town of Randleman Mills."

The small town thrived, and by 1890 was the largest town in Randolph County. The coming of the High Point, Randleman, Asheboro, and Southern Railroad in 1889 had greatly facilitated the growth, because roads were not good, and the railroad assured the town of quicker handling of freight. During this time three more mills came into being Randleman Hosiery Mills, Plaidville Mills, and Marie Antoinette, Randleman Hosiery was the first hosiery mill in Randolph County.

The High Point, Randleman, Asheboro, and Southern Railroad was completed in July 1889. In its early days the influence of this railroad played an important part in the development of Randleman, and other sections of Randolph County.

The first church to be built in Randleman was the Mt. Lebanon Methodist Church in 1850. In 1855 a Methodist Episcopal Church was organized, called St. Paul. In order that the people on the other side of town could be conveniently served in 1833 Naomi Methodist Church was organized. These two churches merged in 1944, and are now the First Methodist Church. The Bank of Randleman was organized in 1900 with Stanhope Bryant as president, and was consolidated with the Peoples Bank in 1910.

September 5, 1961 moved from old City Hall Building to first floor of the Lions Club building at the corner of the City Parking Lot.

William Dennis Pottery Kiln and House Site and Randleman Graded School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,027
1890 1,754 70.8%
1900 2,190 24.9%
1910 1,950 −11.0%
1920 1,967 0.9%
1930 1,863 −5.3%
1940 2,032 9.1%
1950 2,066 1.7%
1960 2,232 8.0%
1970 2,312 3.6%
1980 2,156 −6.7%
1990 2,612 21.2%
2000 3,557 36.2%
2010 4,113 15.6%
2019 (est.) 4,115 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Randleman racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 3,502 76.21%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 334 7.27%
Native American 20 0.44%
Asian 32 0.7%
Pacific Islander 1 0.02%
Other/Mixed 210 4.57%
Hispanic or Latino 496 10.79%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,595 people, 1,662 households, and 1,030 families residing in the city.

Notable people

  • Antonio Goss – NFL linebacker, two-time Superbowl champion for the San Francisco 49ers
  • Kyle Petty – NASCAR driver from 1979–2008, current racing commentator
  • Lee Petty – NASCAR driver, three-time Cup Series champion, NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee in 2011
  • Maurice Petty – NASCAR champion engine builder and Richard Petty's brother, NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee in 2014
  • Richard Petty – NASCAR driver, seven-time Cup Series champion driver and Cup Series record holder for career wins with 200, inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee in 2010
  • Brent Ridge – physician, business owner, reality television participant

Attractions


Education

Randolph County School System operates public schools. Randleman Elementary is the only school within the city limits of Randleman with Randleman High and Randleman Middle just outside the city. Level Cross Elementary is also near and has a Randleman address.

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