Carroll County

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Carroll County is named for Charles Carroll, who was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.


Created:  January 15, 1851

County Seat:

Carrolton  1855 – 1869

Carroll      1869 – present


County Courthouse – Carroll


Location:  114 East 6th Street / North Main Street

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  John Latenser & Son Company

Contractor:  Sioux Construction


Description: The building faces north and is a three story buff colored limestone, red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The north front extends from the main building and has an overhang at the central entrance. Vertical dividers separate the windows. Vertical dividers are along the east and west sides. The roof line is flat. The building sits atop a rise on landscaped grounds.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1865 in Carrolton at a cost of #3,000. The second courthouse was built in 1869 at Carroll City at a cost of $4,000. In 1887, the third courthouse was designed by J C Cochrane and constructed by R S Finkbine. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $750,000.




N – Sac County and Calhoun County

E – Greene County

S – Guthrie County and Audubon County

W – Crawford County











Photos taken 2008