Carroll County is named for Charles Carroll, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and who resided in Carrollton.
Created: February 22, 1839
Savanna 1839 – 1843
Mount Carroll 1843 – present
County Courthouse – Mount Carroll
Location: 301 North Main Street / East Market Street
Built: 1858– 1860
Architect: William T Miller
Contractor: Olmsted & Nicholson.
Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on the north side of the complex. The building has a course stone base and the upper windows are arched. Built in 1958, the middle building has a large portico on the west front supported by four large white columns. Built in 1895, the south building is a two story red brick structure with arched entrance topped by a slanted stone roof. The base of the building is course stone. Horizontal bands of light stone divide the floors and edge the windows.
E – Ogle County
S – Whiteside County
Photos taken 2007