Carroll County, Georgia

Carroll Co., GA

Carroll County, GA


The lands that include Carroll County were ceded by the Creek people in the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1825. This was a huge amount of land in Georgia and Alabama and the last remaining portion of the Creeks' territory. It was ceded by William McIntosh, the chief of the Lower Creek and a member of the National Council. This cession violated the Law, the Code of 1818 that protected communal tribal land. The Creek National Council ordered the execution of McIntosh and other signatories to the treaty for what it considered treason. Law Defenders from Upper Town lands ceded in this treaty carried out the execution.

This county originally extended from the Chattahoochee River to the Alabama state line on the east and on the west, with its northern boundary at the Cherokee Nation, just north of present-day Interstate 20. As population increased, the land was divided into Carroll, Douglas, and Heard counties, along with parts of Haralson and Troup counties.

Carroll County witnessed the state's first gold rush. It is named for Charles Carroll of Maryland, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. Carrollton, the county seat, takes its name from Carroll's plantation.
Source: Wikipedia

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Carroll County is bordered by Coweta, Douglas, Fulton, Haralson, Heard and Paulding counties in Georgia along with Randolph, and Cleburne counties in Alabama.

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