Carrollton is a city in western Georgia, United States, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 24,388. The city is the county seat of Carroll County.
Historically, Carrollton has been a commercial center for Carroll County and neighboring counties in Georgia andAlabama. It is the home of the University of West Georgia.
Carrollton City Hall
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Location in Carroll County and the state of Georgia
For outdoor recreation, several parks are located near Carrollton. John Tanner State Park, 6 miles (10 km) west of the city, has a lake with a beach and swimming area, walking or running track, and camp grounds
Carrollton has a downtown area named Adamson Square after Congressman William Charles Adamson. Local restaurants include the Corner Cafe, The Alley Cat, Plates on the Square (the upstairs bar is known as Uncorked at Plates), and Gallery Row Coffee Shop; all are within walking distance of one another. Of these, The Alley Cat and Uncorked at Plates frequently schedule bands and other events. Adamson Square is the host to many of Carrollton's events, such as the annual Mayfest which takes place in the first week of May. Another shop located on Adamson Square is Horton's Books & Gifts, certified as the oldest bookstore in Georgia by the American Booksellers Association. Founded in 1892, it is Carrollton and Carroll County's oldest business. Right off the Square is the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, the site of Mecca Fest, an arts and crafts festival held in October.
One block south of the Square is the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum which opened in September, 2012. Exhibits at the museum have featured traditional and contemporary quilts by both solo artists and various regional guilds, and a partnership with the Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia has enabled the museum to exhibit highlights of the history of the local textile industry.
Carrollton has a strong religious element, with about 100 places of worship. Carrollton is the location of the Sacred Harp Publishing Company, a non-profit organization supporting Sacred Harp singing, which publishes the most widely used edition of the Sacred Harp songbook. Carrollton is the birthplace of Baptist pastor Jerry Vines. It is also the home of a small denomination: the National Association of Wesleyan Evangelicals