Woodland is located in Randolph County in the northeastern part of the state. It has a mayor/council form of government.


Woodland began as a trading post known as Lamar. The town incorporated in 1965.


According to 2020 Census estimates, Woodland recorded a population of 566. Of that number, 94.7 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 4.9 percent as African American, and 0.4 percent as two or more races. The town’s median household income was $137,741, and the per capita income was $28,369.


According to 2020 Census estimates, the workforce in Woodland was divided among the following industrial categories:

  • Other services, except public administration (37.7 percent)
  • Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing (34.5 percent)
  • Educational services and health care and social assistance (9.4 percent)
  • Retail trade (9.0 percent)
  • Manufacturing (4.9 percent)
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (1.8 percent)
  • Construction (0.9 percent)
  • Public administration (0.9 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (0.4 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (0.4 percent)


Woodland has one K-12 school that is part of the Randolph County school system.


State Route 48 runs northeast-southwest through the town, and County Road 64 runs northwest-southeast through the town.

Events and Places of Interest

The town hosts an annual Founder’s Day celebration in April. The Woodland Community and Senior Center hosts events for local residents, and the Woodland Sports Complex provide recreational and fitness opportunities.

Further Reading

  • The Heritage of Randolph County, Alabama. Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 1998.
  • Smith, Eugenia Elizabeth. A History of Randolph County. Roanoke, Ala.: The Roanoke Leader, 1978.
  • Stewart, Margaret Estelle. Alabama’s Randolph County: A History of the County and Her People. Centre, Ala.: Stewart University Press, 1992.

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