At the border of Alabama, tucked between Bremen and Newnan, is the town of Carrollton. Around the city is a downtown area filled with restaurants, shops and plenty of attractions. Families can buy and sell locally-sourced groceries from the Cotton Mill Farmer's Market. The nonprofit organization also has food tastings, chef demonstrations and theater performances. The skating rink, local movie theatre and cultural arts center are just a few examples that make Carrollton a great place for families looking at homes for rent.
Facts about Carrollton
Prior to it's founding in 1829, Carrollton was under control of the Creek Indians. One of the tribal leaders was a white man who was raised by Indians, named Chief William McIntosh. He eventually signed the land over to the Americans despite looming threats of death.
McIntosh's plantation is open to the public. Visitors can camp, picnic, horseback ride, fish and more outdoorsy activities.
The city came to be named Carrollton after the last man to sign the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll.
Adamson Square, located in the heart of the city, was named after William Charles Adamson who was involved in constructing the Panama Canal.
He also had a hand in creating the United States Department of Labor and is credited with establishing 8 hour workdays for railroad employees.
Information for Renters
Get a deeper look into the city's rich history by visiting it's official website. It lists several restaurants, recreational facilities, shops and surrounding neighborhoods to check out.
For more information about business and other current events and news, visit the Carrollton Chamber of Commerce website.