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Historical Markers in Carrollton, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Carroll County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Carroll County, GA (22) Coweta County, GA (25) Douglas County, GA (3) Fulton County, GA (463) Haralson County, GA (5) Heard County, GA (5) Paulding County, GA (43) Cleburne County, AL (2) Randolph County, AL (9)  CarrollCounty(22) Carroll County (22)  CowetaCounty(25) Coweta County (25)  DouglasCounty(3) Douglas County (3)  FultonCounty(463) Fulton County (463)  HaralsonCounty(5) Haralson County (5)  HeardCounty(5) Heard County (5)  PauldingCounty(43) Paulding County (43)  CleburneCountyAlabama(2) Cleburne County (2)  RandolphCounty(9) Randolph County (9)
Carrollton is the county seat for Carroll County
Carrollton is in Carroll County
      Carroll County (22)  
ADJACENT TO CARROLL COUNTY
      Coweta County (25)  
      Douglas County (3)  
      Fulton County (463)  
      Haralson County (5)  
      Heard County (5)  
      Paulding County (43)  
      Cleburne County, Alabama (2)  
      Randolph County, Alabama (9)  
 
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1Georgia (Carroll County), Carrollton — Carrollton
Carrollton was incorporated December 22, 1829, and named in honor of Charles Carroll, last living signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 1830, the town was surveyed and lots were laid out, with the central feature being the town square, . . . Map (db m115249) HM
2Georgia (Carroll County), Carrollton — 022-1 — Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Carroll County, created by an act of the Georgia legislature in December, 1826, proudly bears the name of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton. Charles Carroll was born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1737. He attended preparatory schools in this country . . . Map (db m12872) HM
3Georgia (Carroll County), Carrollton — Dixie StreetFrom 1865
During the war between the states Carrollton was spared a bloody battle but she sustained four raids by Union troops. The last raid occurred 15 days after the surrender at Appomattox when troops commended by Union General John Croxton, returning . . . Map (db m12871) HM
4Georgia (Carroll County), Carrollton — First “REA” Substation in Carroll County
In 1936, a young attorney from the Victory community began investigating the possibility of bringing electric service to rural farms and homes in the West Georgia area. Together with rural merchants, farmers, a preacher and a mail carrier, they . . . Map (db m12804) HM
5Georgia (Carroll County), Carrollton — 022-5 — Six Industrial Giants
Born within a few miles of each other were six people who are recognized as giants of industry in the southeast. Asa G. Candler of Villa Rica was founder and first president of Coca-Cola; Sam Candler Dobbs, president of Coca-Cola; Arthur Acklen, . . . Map (db m61023) HM
6Georgia (Carroll County), Carrollton — 022-4 — University of West Georgia
In January, 1908, the Fourth District Agricultural and Mechanical School opened here with 96 students under Principal John Holland Melson. In 1933 the state withdrew support from its agricultural high schools and also Bowdon College, eleven miles . . . Map (db m195815) HM
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Oct. 5, 2022