Nestled in the rolling hills of East Central Ohio, Carrollton (pop. 3240), a small village of 2.45 square miles and the county seat of Carroll County, offers a relaxed, rural lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty. It is part of the Canton–Massillon Metropolitan Statistical Area. Downtown Carrollton features several antique shops, restaurants, arts and craft shops, toy stores, old-fashioned 5 & 10, a bakery, clothing and shoe stores and a farmer's market all within the historic town square.
Carrollton homeowners find the location extremely convenient at the junction of State Routes 39 and 43, just 38 miles northwest of the Akron Canton Airport and a short drive to both Stark and Tuscarawas counties where they commute to work in nearby Canton, Dover, and New Philadelphia. A good share of Carrollton's homeowners work in service, sales, administrative support and production and manufacturing jobs.
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Established in 1832, Carrollton is named for Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. With a stable population of approximately 29,000, Carroll County is comprised of seven villages and twelve townships. It has been named ”The Safest County in the U.S.” by Progressive Farmer for three years. Agriculture is the primary industry, including specialized farms for Christmas tree bison and alpaca farms. For non-residents, Carroll County is a vacationing paradise offering a multitude of events, historical sites, local fairs, recreational facilities, hunting, fishing and unique agricultural exhibits.
There are seven public school districts in Carroll County and three Head Start programs. In addition, three private Christian schools are located in the villages of Carrollton and Minerva and two regional vocational/technical centers serve the county: R.G. Drage (Massillon) and the Buckeye Career Center in Carrollton. Post-secondary options include Stark State College of Technology (Carrollton satellite) and the Tuscarawas campus of Kent State University, located in nearby New Philadelphia. Two hospital extensions--Mercy Medical and Altman--are found in the county.
Carroll County is renowned for agri-tourism attractions providing Carrollton homeowners and visitors alike the opportunity to tour farmers markets, wineries, specialty farms, greenhouses, and ranches. The fall foliage in the rolling wooded countryside is spectacular with many regional festivals including the Algonquin Mills and Great Trail festivals, that celebrate the history, artisans and agriculture heritage of the area.
Charming historic attractions include the The Daniel McCook House listed on the National Register of Historic Places where many of the Fighting McCooks of Civil War fame lived. Magnolia Flouring Mills is the finest original mill preserved in Stark County and one of the best in Ohio featuring a five-story wooden building built in 1834. The mill sits along the former Sandy & Beaver Canal.
Recreational pursuits abound in Carrollton including Atwood Lake with camping and cabins , a yacht club and two marinas. Nearby Leesville Lake is consistently ranked as one of the top Ohio Lakes for "muskie" fishing. One of Carroll County's notable community parks is Bluebird Farm with a cafe, winery, toy museum, and amphitheater for special events set in a beautiful 19th century, pre-Civil War setting.
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