Carroll County

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Carroll County is named for Charles Carroll, who was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a United States Senator for Maryland, or for Charles Carroll of          Carrollton.


Created:  November 16, 1820

County Seat:

Carrollton  1827 – present


County Courthouse – Carrollton  


Location:  8 South Main Street / West Benton Street

Built:  1902 – 1904

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Robert G Kirsch of Kirsch and Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Contractor:  John Scott and Sons of Lancaster


Description: The building faces east and is a two story course stone structure. The east front has a projecting center section with large arch with two stone columns at the first story entrance and large arched window on the second story. The center section rises to a peak above the roof line. The roof is hipped.


See:  The architect, Robert G Kirsch designed courthouses in Adair CountyCooper County. Polk County and Vernon County.


Note:  The first courthouse was built by William Glaze in 1834 at a cost of $273.50. The second courthouse was built in 1839 to 1843 at a cost of $4,000. In 1855, a cupola was built by Thomas Tweedy. Joseph Troxel was hired to complete the work in 1957. The third courthouse was constructed in 1867 by Jacobs, Farris and Company for a cost of $12,350. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $45,900.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Carroll County Courthouse



N – Livingston County

E – Chariton County

S – Saline County and Lafayette County

W – Ray County and Caldwell County























Photos taken 2009