Sunday, January 20, 2008

Randleman is a city in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,557 at the 2000 census. It is the home of NASCAR's Petty family, the Richard Petty museum, and PEI Motorsports.

The town was originally named Dicks for a Peter 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 American Towers Tower Randleman is a guyed mast for TV transmissions with a height of 586.4 metres.

Randleman, North Carolina Sources

Official website of Randleman, NC

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