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Arkansas CountiesThere are 75 Counties in the State of Arkansas which vary from the rich Delta farmlands of the Mississippi River valley to the rolling hills and gently sloped mountains of the Ozarks and Ouachitas
Carroll County, Arkansas
Carroll County History, Geography, Demographics, Cities and Towns, and Education
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence from Maryland who was the last surviving and only Catholic signer. Charles Carroll of Carrollton (September 19 1737 – November 14 1832) was a delegate to the Continental Congress and later United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was the longest lived signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress, dying at the age of 95.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
With its flat-topped mountains covered with upland forests of oak and hickory, known as the Ozark Mountain Region, was formed on November 1, 1823, and named for Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland. A fast-growing county, last census, (1990), showed a 15.1% increase in population. Poultry growing and processing has become the number one economic activity with tourism and beef production close behind. Some of the most spectacular scenery in the Ozarks is found here. Forest, meadows, limestone bluffs, and springs are breath taking. Carroll County has dual county seats, Berryville, an old fashion town square, is surrounded by shops, restaurants and museums, and Eureka Springs, called "Little Switzerland." Victorian cottages cling to the hillsides; steep winding streets never cross at right angles. Some of the finest artists live and work in the county. Beaver and Table Rock Lakes offer fishing, boating, swimming and other water sports. Shopping in the area shops is popular for all ages. The Eureka Springs courthouse is located on the winding main street that is lined with hotels and shops.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
But age, size and colorful names of our counties isn't the only reason to explore counties' role in American history, or the history of county government itself. In fact, the story of county government reflects the larger meanings of American history.
Today's counties are the most flexible, locally responsive and creative governments in the US. They are the most diverse, varying in size, population, geography, and governmental structure. In their politics and policies, they express a 1990's political slogan "Think globally, act locally."