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Carrollton, Missouri
Aerial view of Carrollton, Missouri
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Location of Carrollton, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°21′32″N 93°29′44″W / 39.35889°N 93.49556°W / 39.35889; -93.49556Coordinates: 39°21′32″N 93°29′44″W / 39.35889°N 93.49556°W / 39.35889; -93.49556
Country United States
State Missouri
County Carroll
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Total 4.18 sq mi (10.84 km2)
 • Land 4.17 sq mi (10.80 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
755 ft (230 m)
 • Total 3,784
 • Estimate 
 • Density 833.97/sq mi (321.97/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-11566
GNIS feature ID 0715434

Carrollton is a city in Carroll County, Missouri, United States. Carrollton won the 2005 All-America City Award, given out annually by the National Civic League. The population was 3,784 at the 2010 census. Carrollton is the county seat of Carroll County.


Carrollton is located at 39°22′N 93°30′W / 39.367°N 93.500°W / 39.367; -93.500 (39.3589, -93.4956). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.19 square miles (10.85 km2), of which, 4.17 square miles (10.80 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 738
1870 1,832 148.2%
1880 2,313 26.3%
1890 3,878 67.7%
1900 3,854 −0.6%
1910 3,452 −10.4%
1920 3,218 −6.8%
1930 4,058 26.1%
1940 4,070 0.3%
1950 4,380 7.6%
1960 4,554 4.0%
1970 4,847 6.4%
1980 4,700 −3.0%
1990 4,406 −6.3%
2000 4,122 −6.4%
2010 3,784 −8.2%
2019 (est.) 3,476 −8.1%
U.S. Decennial Census


Carrollton was established in 1833. It obtained its post office in 1834. Carrollton's growth can be documented through Sanborn Maps, several of which are available online.

The town's recent claim to fame was its baseball team, the Carrollton Trojans, who finished 2nd in Class 2A baseball in their 2009-10 season. After advancing to the Final 4 in the MSHSAA Class 2A Baseball Championships, the Trojans defeated the Conway Bears (MO) 5-3, then fell to Crystal City (MO) in the title game, 10-1. The Trojans finished the season with a record of 19-3.

The Carroll County Court House, Carroll County Sheriff's Quarters and Jail, United States Post Office, and Wilcoxson and Company Bank are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Carrollton R-VII School District operates Carrollton Area Career Center, Carrollton High School; grades 9-12, Carrollton Junior High School; grades 7–8, Carrollton Elementary School; grades 2–6, and Adams School; grades Pre-K-1.

The town has a lending library, the Carrollton Public Library.

Carroll County Courthouse

Notable people

  • Thomas Archibald, Colonel, US Army, Vietnam Veteran. 1958–1980. University Vice President, 1980–2002.
  • Amanda Austin, painter and sculptor
  • Leon E. Bates, UAW leader
  • James H. Boyce, chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party from 1972 to 1976; born in Carrollton in 1922, died in Baton Rouge, 1990
  • James Johnson Duderstadt, President of the University of Michigan. 1988-1996
  • James Fergason, graduated Carrollton High School in 1952. American inventor and business entrepreneur. A member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Best known for his work on an improved Liquid Crystal Display, or LCD. He held over one hundred U.S. patents at the time of his death.
  • Francis Doyle Gleeson, Roman Catholic bishop
  • Don Martin, defensive back for Yale. Played in the NFL for the Buccaneers, Chiefs, and Patriots, and coached in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders.
  • John C. McQueen, Major general, USMC; Decorated veteran of World War II, involved in the construction of Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton.
  • James Shields, Civil War general and United States Senator
  • Robert Simpson, Robert Ingalls "Bob" Simpson was an American hurdler and track and field coach. Simpson set several world records in the 120 yd hurdles, equaled the world record in the 220 yd hurdles, and won two gold medals at the 1919 Inter-Allied Games. Simpson grew up on his family's farm in Bosworth, near Carrollton. He was the oldest of three brothers and part of a track and field family. Simpson's younger brothers John and Chauncey followed him in the sport, as did their cousin, William Sylvester.
  • Claude T. Smith, American band conductor, composer, and educator.
  • Jojo Samson, Lead Singer of Rock Band, Cauldron Poont
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