Carroll County

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Carroll County is located in the north central piedmont area of the State. About 56% of the land area is used in farming. The county is made up of rolling hills with year round fresh water streams.

Carroll County ranked third in the State for milk production in 1998 and is a leading table egg producing area. Fruit and vegetable production is increasing.

Carroll County was formed in 1837 from Baltimore and Frederick Counties. It is named after a revolutionary statesman and last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, Carroll Carroll of Carrollton. The county seat is Westminster.

Below is some interesting census information about Carroll County. Look at the way the county population has changed over the years!

Population Information for Carroll County
Population % of MD Population
1790 Census Not yet a county
1890 Census 32,376 3.1%
1990 Census 123,372 2.6%
2000 Census 150,897 2.8%

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Last Modified October 8, 2003.