Carrollton

Carrollton is on Interstate Highway 35 East fourteen miles north of downtown Dallas in Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties. Updated 3 weeks ago
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Welcome to Carrollton

Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the City of Carrollton is a vibrant corporate and residential community. Photo by Herve Villard on Unsplash.

Carrollton is on Interstate Highway 35 East fourteen miles north of downtown Dallas in Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties. The site was in the Peters colony grant. The first settlers in the area were William and Mary Larner, who came in 1842. The A. W. Perry family followed two years later and claimed their headright in the Trinity Mills area. In partnership with Wade H. Witt, Perry established a mill there. Over time he acquired extensive landholdings, which probably included the site of Carrollton. Many early settlers were related by blood or marriage. In the northeastern area of settlement, which extended into Denton County, was the English colony, where many of the large landowners, including the Jackson, Furneaux, Morgan, and Rowe families, were English immigrants. It is most likely that the settlement was named for Carrollton, Illinois, the hometown of many of the early settlers.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

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Place type

Carrollton is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.95373490
    Longitude
    -96.89028160

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Population Counts

Carrollton
Pop. Year Source
141,615 2019 Texas Demographic Center
119,907 2010 Texas Demographic Center
109,576 2000 Texas Demographic Center
82,169 1990 Texas Demographic Center
40,591 1980 Texas Demographic Center
13,855 1970 Texas Demographic Center
4,242 1960 Texas Demographic Center
1,610 1950 Texas Demographic Center
921 1940 Texas Demographic Center
689 1930 Texas Demographic Center
573 1920 Texas Demographic Center