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The land for Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta, and Carroll
counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian
Springs. This land was the last remaining portion of the Creek's Georgia
territory, and was ceded by William McIntosh, chief of the Lower Creeks or
White Sticks. This cession resulted in his murder at McIntosh Reserve near
present day Whitesburg by fellow Creeks from northern Alabama called Red
Sticks or Upper Creeks.
The county's boundaries were created by the Georgia General
Assembly on June 9, but they were not named until December 14 of 1826.
Carroll County was named for Charles Carroll of Maryland, at that time the
last surviving signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence when the
county was created in 1826. Carrollton, the county seat, was also named
for this reason.
The county originally extended from the Chattahoochee River
to the Alabama state line on the East and West with the northern boundary
just north of present day I-20 with the Cherokees. This land was carved up
over time to become Carroll, Douglas, Heard, parts of Haralson and Troup
counties. A portion that became Douglas was once Campbell County which no
longer exists (divided between Douglas and Fulton counties).
Even before the cession of the territory some white settlers
were in the northern part of the county in the Villa Rica area.
Because of the small slave population the county was known
as the Free State of Carroll in the 1850s. During the American Civil War,
the county provided the Bowdon Volunteers and the Carroll Boys, which were
a part of Cobb's Legion.
The county seat is Carrollton, Georgia
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