Carrollton, Arkansas

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Carrollton, Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°15′45″N 93°19′19″W / 36.26250°N 93.32194°W / 36.26250; -93.32194Coordinates: 36°15′45″N 93°19′19″W / 36.26250°N 93.32194°W / 36.26250; -93.32194
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyCarroll
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72611
Area code870
GNIS feature ID57516

Carrollton is an unincorporated community in Carroll County, Arkansas, United States. Once designated the county seat, it had a population near the 10,000 mark in the 1850s. It now has 30 residents. It had a historically significant past.

History[edit]

Carrollton was settled circa 1840 and was named for Charles Carroll, a signatory of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. By the time of the American Civil War in 1860, Carrollton had grown to a population of 6,000. The town supported six hotels and three livery stables.

In the center of town was a basin fed by a 3/4-mile-long flume built from cedar, which was fed from a stream higher up a neighboring mountain.

A Civil War skirmish led by Confederate soldier Joe Cumia was fought there, and a historic marker now marks the site.

Carrollton was the county seat of Carroll County before the area was split into two counties in the postwar years. In 1869, Carroll lost territory to the newly organized Boone County. Berryville and Eureka Springs were designated as joint county seats of Carroll County.

Wilson Springs (now Harrison) became the seat of county government for Boone County. Records for both counties were still stored in Carrollton. Rather than wait for the records to be separated, a group of men from Wilson Springs came in the dead of night in the mid-1870s, breaking into the storage area and carting off the county records.

Today, little remains of Carrollton.

Geography[edit]

Carrollton is located at 36°15′45.25″N 93°19′18.66″W / 36.2625694°N 93.3218500°W / 36.2625694; -93.3218500 (36.2625706, -93.3218492).[1]

Highway[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.