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Georgia is divided into 159 counties. Under the Georgia Constitution, Counties are granted home rule to deal with issues that are local in nature. Four consolidated city-Counties — Athens (Clarke County), Augusta (Richmond County), Columbus (Muscogee County), and Cusseta (Chattahoochee County) — exist.

Georgia has the second-highest number of Counties of any state in the United States, behind Texas (254). A few Georgia Counties have changed names over time. Jasper County was originally known as Randolph County. Later, the current Randolph County came into being. Webster County was once known as Kinchafoonee County, and Bartow County was formerly known as Cass County.
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Carroll County, Georgia

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Carroll County is a county located in the State of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, its population was about 110,527. Its county seat is the town of Carrollton.

Carroll County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located just east of the boundary with Alabama

Etymology - Origin of Carroll County Name

Georgia's 66th county was named for Charles Carroll of Maryland, at that time the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. (Carroll died in 1832 at the age of 95.)


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Carroll County History

Georgia's 66th county was named for Charles Carroll of Maryland, at that time the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. (Carroll died in 1832 at the age of 95.)

Carrollton, the county seat, was named for Charles Carroll's Maryland plantation.

Points of Interest

The Italian Renaissance Revival county courthouse, built in 1928 and enlarged in 1976, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

On the Chattahoochee River near Whitesburg, the county operates an unusual park known as the McIntosh Reserve. This 480-acre passive recreation site was once the plantation of Creek Indian Chief William McIntosh, who was murdered in 1825 by a group of Upper Creek Indians angry at his transfer of Creek lands to white settlers.

John Tanner State Park is a major recreational attraction of the county. This park includes nature trails, canoeing and paddle boating, fishing and camping.

Notable Citizens

Famous actress Susan Hayward lived in Carroll County during the height of her career and is now buried there.


According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 504 square miles (1,310 km2), of which 499 square miles (1,290 km2) is land and 4.8 square miles (12 km2) (0.9%) is water. Carroll is in the Tallapoosa River basin and the Chattahoochee River basin.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Northeast: Paulding County; Douglas County; Fulton County
  • Southeast: Coweta County
  • South: Heard County
  • Southwest: Randolph County, Ala.
  • West: Cleburne County, Ala.
  • Northwest: Haralson County


Carroll County is home to the State University of West Georgia, a public four-year institution.

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