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CARROLLTON, TEXAS

Dallas, Denton, and Collin Counties, North Central Texas

Interstate 35 E
14 Miles NW of Dallas

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Carrollton Police Station Grounds, Carrollton Texas
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History in a Pecan Shell

Settlement began as early as 1842 with William and Mary Larner credited as being first. The community is thought to be named after Carrollton, Illinois, the hometown of many early residents that transmigrated here.

The first Baptist church in Dallas County was established here in 1846 by Illinoisan David Myers. A plat was filed for the town in 1878 and post office was granted that same year. Railroad magnate and robber-baron Jay Gould bought an unfinished railroad and extended it to Denton by 1880 selling it to the MKT the following year. The population was a mere 150 in the mid 1880s but Carrolton was a railroad crossroads (The Katy and Cotton Belt) by 1888.

Industries in Carrollton included a gravel industry, brick manufacture and metal furniture. From a population of only 1,610 in 1950, it grew to 4,242 by the 1960 census. Twenty years later it was over 40,000. In 1983, it reached 52,000.

Carrollton is included in a group of four Dallas cities referred to as “The Metrocrest.” Addison, Coppell, and Farmers Branch are the other three. The 1990 population reached 82,169, and for the 2000 census it was reported as 109,576.

Carrollton Police Station fountain, Carrollton Texas
Photo courtesy of Stephen Michaels, April 2005
Carrollton Police Station Grounds, Carrollton Texas
Carrollton Police Station Grounds
Photo courtesy of Stephen Michaels, April 2005

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