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Carrollton, GA

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Carrollton, the county seat of Carroll County, is a city of 24,388 people and is home of the University of West Georgia. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Carrollton is also home to Southwire, one of the world’s largest manufactures of wire and cable.

Quick History

Carrollton is one of many towns in America named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence. The city was incorporated in 1829. The economy of Carrollton, much like many other Georgia cities, was boosted due to the railroad, which allowed farmers to ship their crops much easier.

Can't Miss

Horton’s Books and Gifts is the oldest bookstore in Georgia. At 125 years in operation, Horton’s is the third oldest in the South and tenth oldest in the country. The store still uses the original 1892 register to ring up purchases. Stop here and make sure you purchase a book. Even if you don’t like the story in the book, the story of visiting this fascinating bookstore is just as good.

Things To Do

  • Go zip lining at Historic Banning Mills
  • Attend MayFest Arts and Crafts Festival
  • See a show at The AMP

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