Place:Carroll, Virginia, United States

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NameCarroll
Alt namesCarrollsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.733°N 80.7°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1842 - )
See alsoGrayson, Virginia, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Carroll County is a county located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,042. Its county seat is Hillsville.

It is the only county in Virginia with Piedmont Topography of roughly one fifth in the southeast part of the county and Mountain topography of roughly four fifths elsewhere of the county. The Blue Ridge escarpment usually defines the county lines in both North Carolina and Virginia. The CDP community of Cana is in the Virginia Piedmont while the rest of the county is in the Appalachian Mountains.

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History

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Carroll County was established in 1842 from Grayson County. The county is named for Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, from Maryland. Part of Patrick County was added later.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1842 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1842 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1842 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1842 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1842 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1980 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 5,909
1860 8,012
1870 9,147
1880 13,323
1890 15,497
1900 19,303
1910 21,116
1920 21,283
1930 22,141
1940 25,904
1950 26,695
1960 23,178
1970 23,092
1980 27,270
1990 26,594

Note: Galax city, formed almost equally from Carroll and Grayson Counties (1953); combined in the table with Carroll County.

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