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Carroll County, Virginia

Carroll County Education, Geography, and History

County Seat: Hillsville
Year Organized: 1842
Square Miles: 476
Court House:

605-1 Pine Street
County Courthouse
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


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County History

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.

Neighboring Counties:

  • 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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