Quality of Life

Randolph County, Alabama is home to picturesque Lake Wedowee, one of the cleanest lakes in the Southeast. The lake and other areas of the county offer an abundance of beauty and outdoor recreational activities. Randolph County’s rolling hills, the waterways of the Tallapoosa River and Lake Wedowee, bountiful timber and farmland, provide a serene place to live and raise a family as well as a great place to work.

With outstanding primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions of learning, the educational opportunities are boundless.

With 22,913 people calling Randolph County home, there is true community support whether for the local schools or for youth recreation events. Roanoke is the largest city with about 6,700 people. Each town offers unique activities including walking trails, parks and senior centers.

With a workforce that is experienced, loyal and capable, Randolph County stands ready to welcome your business and industry. Come visit Randolph County and you’ll see it’s a great place to work, live and play. Discover the Possibilities….Discover Randolph County.

Community Reports

Information about Randolph County is available on the EDPA website. Follow the link below to access these reports. 

Education

Randolph County is home to Randolph County Schools and Roanoke City Schools. The outstanding educational facilities and programs allow for a positive learning experience for all students. A safe learning environment exists where all students can be uniquely engaged in the learning process. The importance of technology has been recognized with initiatives to include access for students. In addition to sports and band, additional extracurricular activities have been put in place which includes cultural activities such as art, drama, and music.

Roanoke City Schools offers the unique technical experience of having all wireless campuses for grades K-12. Additionally, Roanoke City Schools is engaged in Teaching 1:1 with all students from Kindergarten through 12th grade having an individually assigned laptop or iPad. At the high school, students are issued a laptop to use at school and at home for the entire school year.

Along with the traditional K-12 schooling, Randolph County is also proud to be served by Randolph-Roanoke Career Technical Center which provides for technical training in variety of areas including welding, electrical, business technology, and industrial maintenance. With the programs offered at the Career Technical Center, students are obtaining skills needed for today’s workforce.

Southern Union State Community College’s main campus in Wadley is a two-year college offering degrees with a wide range of disciplines such as Computer and Informational Sciences, HVAC, Machine Shop, Industrial Electronics, Automotive Mechanics, Welding, Nursing, and Business to name a few.

Primary/Secondary Schools

Roanoke City Schools (K-12)
Roanoke City Schools....Together...Educating with Excellence, Challenging for Success, Inspiring Learners for Life.
557 Main Street
Roanoke, AL 36274
Tel: (334) 863-2628
Fax: (334) 863-2849
www.roanokecityschools.org

Randolph County Schools (K-12)
Striving for Educational Excellence
14 Broad Street, Suite 3
P.O. Box 288
Wedowee, AL 36278
Tel: (256) 357-4611
Fax: (256) 357-4844
www.randolph.k12.al.us

Randolph-Roanoke Career Technology Center
960 Main Street South
Wedowee, AL 36278
Tel: (256) 357-2839
Fax: (256) 357-4580
www.randolph.k12.al.us/RRCTC/homepage.htm

Post-Secondary Schools

Southern Union State Community College
750 Roberts Street
Wadley, AL 36276
Tel: (256) 395-2211
www.suscc.edu

Other nearby universities / colleges:

Recreation

Recreational activities abound in Randolph County. For more information on upcoming events and ideas for where to spend some time while in Randolph County, visit the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce at www.randolphcountyal.com. Discover the Possibilities...Discover Randolph County!

Lake Wedowee – The place for fun in Randolph County; whether you are looking for great fishing, boating, or canoeing or whether you just want to relax on the water—Lake Wedowee, one of the cleanest lakes in the Southeast, provides just the right place for fun on the water.

Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail – Three locations in Randolph County located at Wedowee Kiwanis Park, Southern Union State Community College, and Fox Creek off Hwy. 48.

Alabama Scenic River Trail – Having received a National Water Trail designation, visitors should be sure to explore the Tallapoosa River with canoeing and kayaking.

Randolph County Historic Museum – Explore the history of Randolph County including the Ella Smith Doll-the Alabama Indestructible Doll.

Rock Mills Pottery Show – Featuring folk pottery made in Randolph County including Rock Mills and Bacon Level.

Summer on Main – Held the 1st Saturday in June of each year in Roanoke; a festival including arts, crafts, food, music, fun and fellowship.

Art on the Median – In downtown Wedowee featuring works from area artists.

4th of July Boat Parade – An annual event on Lake Wedowee.

Sheriff’s Rodeo – An annual event held 4th of July weekend provides two nights of rodeo, music and fireworks.

Healthcare

Wedowee Hospital
Wedowee Hospital located at 209 South Main Street, Wedowee, AL is a public entity dedicated to the community’s healthcare. The hospital is an acute care facility with 34 beds and a 24-hour Emergency Room.

Wedowee Hospital
209 South Main Street
Wedowee, AL 36278-5139
Tel: (256) 357-2111
www.wedoweehospital.org

Tanner/East Alabama
Work is underway on Tanner/East Alabama, a multi-phase project beginning with a two-story medical office building along South Main Street in Wedowee. Tanner/East Alabama is being constructed on more than 15 acres of property near Wedowee that Tanner Health System purchased several years ago. This site will allow Tanner to continue developing more resources on the property, and the location is central to residents of Randolph County and is accessible to residents in Cleburne County.

RMC – Roanoke
Whether it’s urgent care or primary care, RMC’s Roanoke Rural Health & Urgent Care Center is here to meet your family’s healthcare needs. Make an appointment by calling today at 334-863-2311.

Located at 1950 Main Street, Roanoke, AL 36274-2104 (Corner of U.S. 431 North and Main Street). The facility is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CST. The facility provides Urgent Care Services, Diagnostic Services: CT Scan, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray and Stress Tests, and Primary and Specialty Care Services. Visit our website at www.rmccares.org.

Fresenius Kidney Care
Fresenius Kidney Care dialysis centers are part of Fresenius Medical Care North America. As a division of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), we’re part of a network of companies dedicated to one mission: providing superior care that improves the quality of life for every patient, every day. With access to the vast resources of our global parent company, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, the world’s leading innovator in kidney care and the largest provider of dialysis products and services, we’re uniquely equipped to provide comprehensive quality care to all of our patients. Located at 4459 Highway 431, Roanoke, Alabama 36274. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm. Contact us at 334-863-8365 or visit our website at www.freseniuskidneycare.com.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Regional Medical Center, Anniston, AL
  • Tanner, Carrollton, GA
  • East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL
  • West Georgia Medical Center, LaGrange, GA