Carrollton is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth. Nearby communities of Farmers Branch, Addison, The Colony and Coppel are just minutes away and offer endless options for shopping, dining and entertainment. Residents are drawn to the City for its high quality of life, bustling town square, abundant parks, schools and safe neighborhoods.
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Past and Present
Carrollton's early settlers arrived in the 1840s. It is believed the city was named after Carrollton, Illinois which was the hometown of the settlers. The name became official in 1878 when the first U.S. Post Office opened in Carrollton.
Agriculture was the main source of income for Carrollton in the beginning. A thriving grain mill attracted people from miles around to have corn and wheat ground into meal and flour. Construction of the Dallas-Wichita Railroad through Trinity Mills in the late 1800s led to significant industrial growth for the community.
Most of Carrollton is a part of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. Dallas Independent School District also serves a small portion of Carrollton in the south, along with the Lewisville Independent School District in the north.
Carrollton is a city in Denton County, Dallas County and Collin County, Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 119,097.