Introduction to Carrollton, Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia, in Carroll county, is 39 miles SW of Marietta, Georgia and 41 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Carrollton's population is 19,843.
Carrollton was named after Charles Carroll's estate on the Chesapeake Bay. The original plan was to name the area Troupville after former governor George Troup, but as Troup's popularity fell, the Georgia General Assembly decided to name the area Carrollton instead. It was incorporated in December of 1829.
Carrollton and nearby Attractions
- West Georgia Museum
- Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
- John Tanner State Park
- Coleman Lake Recreation Area
- Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park
Things To Do In Carrollton
The Etowah Indian Mounds is an archaeological site located on the shores of the Etowah river. The John Tanner State Park offers camping areas, lakes, picnic areas, hiking trails, and opportunities for swimming and boating as well. Nearby historic sites include the Wren's Nest, the Tullie Smith Farm, the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, Bellevue and Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site.
Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Carrollton Higher Education
The State University of West Georgia and the West Central Technical College are located in Carrollton. Other nearby colleges include the Southern Union State Community College, Life University, Southern Polytechnic State University, Chattahoochee Technical College, Kennesaw State University and Clarke Atlanta University.