The Boundaries of Carroll County
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Carroll County created from Lowdnes County, Monroe County, Washington County
and a non-county area attached to Holmes
County named after Charles Carroll
size is 1090 sq. mi.
County was authorized to gain area
from Carroll County dependent on local referendum
(which failed) no change size is still 1090 sq. mi.
County lost 90 sq. mi. to creation
of Grenada County size is now 1,000 sq. mi.
County lost 200 sq. mi. to creation
of Leflore County size is now 800 sq. mi.
County lost 180 sq. mi. to creation
of Montgomery County size is now 620 sq. mi.
County gained 20 sq. mi. from Leflore County size is now 640 sq. mi.
County lost 10 sq. mi. to Leflore County size is now 630 sq. mi.
County and Montgomery County
exchanges equal amount of area size is still 630 sq. mi.
County and Leflore County
boundaries are redefined no change size is still 630 sq. mi.
County gained 10 sq. mi. from Leflore County size is now 640 sq. mi.
03/19/1896 to Present size has remained
unchanged at 640 sq. mi.
Carroll County Cities and Towns are: Adair,
Avalon, Beatty, Black Hawk, Carrollton (county seat -- District 1), Centerville,
Coila, Gravel Hill, Holly Grove, Jefferson, Malmaison, McCarley, North
Carrollton, Oklahoma, Pine Bluff, Seven Pines, Shady Grove, Teoc, Vaiden
(county seat -- District 2), Valley, Valley Hill, Whaley and Wiltshire.
County was formed under the second
Constitution of Mississippi
(1832-1869) on December 23, 1833, and divided on April 10, 1873 into 2
districts. It was the 10th county created under the December 23, 1833 act, as
a result of the Choctaw Cession of 1830, also known as the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek.
County was named after "Charles
Carroll of Carrollton," the last
surviving signer of the United States
Declaration of Independence.
Charles Carroll was a U.S. Senator from Maryland, who served that office from
1789 to 1892. He was born on 1737, and died on November 14, 1832.
From the creation of Carroll
County on 12/23/1833 to the present
County has lost 41%
(450 sq. mi.) of its area to the creation of "new" counties.
CARROLL COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI -- [Selected List of]
LARGEST SLAVEHOLDERS FROM 1860 SLAVE CENSUS SCHEDULES...
Tom Blake, October 2001. Located at ROOTSWEB
Cowles M. VARDEN (Vaiden) had 110 Slaves
District 5, p. 321B
Greenwood LEFLORE had 131 slaves
District 4, p. 301B
Greenwood LEFLORE had 136 slaves
District 3, p. 284B
Until 05/09/1870, Carroll County was still at its original creation size of
1090 sq. mi., which included Greenwood, MS, Winona, etc. (see additional
information on this page).
62.7% (13,816) of
Carroll County's population
(acc'd to Library of Congress records) were listed as slaves in the 1860
Total population of Carroll County, MS
in 1860 was listed as 8214 whites, 13 free colored, and 13808 slaves
Approximately 55% (435,268) of Mississippi's population of 791,396 were
listed as slaves in 1860 census
All States With Carroll as a County Name
NOTE: Of all of the following states listed, only
Tennessee contains a Carroll
County that was not named for
Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the signer of
the Declaration of Independence. Tennessees Carroll County was named for
William Carroll, its 6th and 9th Governor. Also, Louisiana
has 2 Parishes (East Carroll and West Carroll), which were named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton.
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