Introduction to Carroll, Iowa
Carroll is the county seat of the Carroll County, which was established on January 15, 1851. It was named in the honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton. He was the only Roman Catholic who signed the Declaration of Independence. In 1869, Carroll became the county seat. Prior to that Carrollton was the county seat. The city was originally served by the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad.
Carroll and nearby Attractions
- Carroll County Historical Museum
- Swan Lake Farmstead Museum
- Danish Windmill
- Black Hawk State Park
Things To Do In Carroll
Tourists can visit the Odebolt Historical Museum and see the exhibits of farm and military items. There are a number of parks in the city such as the Rolling Hills Park, Carroll Little League Complex, Maple Park, and Minchen Park. Those interested in reading the area's history can visit the Carroll City Public Library. The city also has many churches including the Trinity Episcopal Church and the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church. The city hosts the Fall Festival which is held usually in the month of October every year.
Fort Dodge Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Carroll Higher Education
Buena Vista University, Iowa Central Community College, Iowa Western Community College, Drake University, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.