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Virginia CountiesThe Commonwealth of Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered county-equivalents for census purposes.
Carroll County, Virginia
Carroll County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Carroll is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the United States Declaration of Independence
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Carroll County, Virginia formed from Grayson and Patrick Counties. Patrick County gave only a small portion in 1855/56. [Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia Legislation, by Morgan Poitiaux Robinson, originally published as Bulletin of the Virginia State Library, Volume 9, January, April, July 1916, reprinted 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.]
Carroll County was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland. It was formed from Grayson County in 1842, and part of Patrick County was added in 1856. Its area is 497 square miles, and the county seat is Hillsville.
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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!"