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Virginia Counties The Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are
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Carroll County, Virginia
Carroll County Education, Geography, and History
|County Seat: Hillsville
Year Organized: 1842
Square Miles: 476
605-1 Pine Street
Hillsville, VA 24343-0000
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the United States
Declaration of Independence
Census Bureau Quick Facts
Carroll County, Virginia formed from Grayson and Patrick Counties. Patrick County gave only a small portion in
1855/56. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson,
originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916,
reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
Carroll County was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from
Maryland. It was formed from Grayson County in 1842, and part of Patrick County was added in 1856. Its area is 497
square miles, and the county seat is Hillsville.
- Galax, Virginia - west
- Grayson County, Virginia - west
- Wythe County, Virginia - northwest
- Pulaski County, Virginia - north
- Floyd County, Virginia - northeast
- Patrick County, Virginia - southeast
- Surry County, North Carolina - south
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