Carrollton, Texas, United States

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🇺🇸 arrollton is a city in Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the 23rd-most populous city in Texas.

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History The area was first settled by Jared Ford in 1842 by William and Mary Larner on a site within the Peters Colony grant. In 1844, the A. W. Perry family claimed land in the area around Trinity Mills where, in partnership with Wade H. Witt, a mill was established.

The English colony, a group of families in the north-eastern area of settlement which crossed into Denton County, was home to large landowners including the Furneaux, Jackson, Morgan, and Rowe families. It is most likely that Carrollton was named for Carrollton, Illinois, the original home of many of these settlers.

Early on, Carrollton's livelihood was exclusively agricultural, but following the construction of the Dallas-Wichita Railroad through Trinity Mills in 1878, the community began to grow in its industrial significance. Carrollton's significance was further strengthened when the railroad was extended to Denton in 1880 by Jay Gould, who sold the line to the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad (the Katy) in 1881. By 1885, Carrollton had flour mills, cotton gins, two churches, a school, and a population of 150. The St. Louis Southwestern Railway (the "Cotton Belt") crossed the Katy in 1888, and the town became a shipping centre for livestock, cotton, cotton seed, and grain, helping the town surpass Trinity Mills to the north.

In 1913 Carrollton was officially incorporated, and W.F. Vinson was elected mayor. A gravel industry that began in Carrollton in 1912 transformed the city, by the late 1940s, to a "grain and gravel" town. The city also supported a brick plant and a dairy industry, and National Metal Products established itself in the city in 1946.

After World War II the city grew rapidly. In 1950 its population stood at 1,610, and it grew to 4,242 in 1960 and 13,855 in 1970. At this point, significant suburban growth began spilling out of north Dallas, and the city grew tremendously between 1970 and 1980, with a documented growth of 193% to 40,595 inhabitants. By 1983, the population was 52,000, by 1990, it had reached 82,169, and by 2010 the population had grown to 119,097.

As a suburb of Dallas, in 2006 named to America's "Top 100 Places to Live" by Relocate America. Also in 2006, it was selected as the 19th best place to live in the United States by Money magazine. In 2008 it was named by Money magazine the 15th best place to live among small cities.

In 1996 there was a successful recall of Mayor Gary Blanscet and council members Linda Caldwell, Bernis Francis, Stan Hampton, Bob Novinsky, Bert Colter & Stan Sewell. All were removed from office and replaced in a special election.

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Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, Carrollton has a total area of 37.1 square miles (96.1 km²), of which 36.3 square miles (94.0 km²) is land and 0.81 square miles (2.1 km²), or 2.19%, is water. Carrollton is located in portions of three counties: Dallas, Denton, and Collin.

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Economy As a suburb of Dallas, the city of Carrollton has sustained its own economic identity with the growing metropolitan area within North Texas. Most notably, Carrollton has become the headquarters for FASTSIGNS International, Inc., Halliburton's Easywell in Carrollton, Heelys, Inc., Motel 6 (G6 Hospitality), SECURUS Technologies, and Woot Inc. (Subsidiary of Amazon).

Carrollton is home to the largest Korean community in Texas and the southern United States. Koreatown Carrollton, located at the intersection of Old Denton Road and President George Bush Turnpike, is home to a large number of Asian restaurants and businesses further stimulating the local and regional economies.

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Top employers (2019) 1 AmerisourceBergen; 2 Halliburton; 3 Thomson Reuters; 4 Western Extrusions; 5 Securus Technologies; 6 AER Manufacturing Inc.; 7 Baylor Scott & White; 8 Fairway Mortgage Company; 9 G6 Hospitality; 10 Hilton Reservations Worldwide.

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Education: Universities Areas in Dallas County and in CFBISD (which is partially in Denton County) are in the zone for Dallas College (formerly Dallas County Community College or DCCCD). Areas in Collin County are in the zone for Collin College. Areas in most of Denton County (including the Lewisville School District) are in the North Central Texas College district.

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Public libraries Carrollton Public Library has two locations: Hebron & Josey and Josey Ranch Lake.

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Transport Carrollton is connected to the Metroplex's highway network by Interstate 35E and the President George Bush Turnpike, as well as the Sam Rayburn Tollway at the far north end of the city.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is five miles south-west of Carrollton, and Dallas Love Field is eight miles south.

The Green Line of Dallas Area Rapid Transit's DART Rail system terminates at North Carrollton/Frankford Station and has additional stops within the city limits at Trinity Mills and Downtown Carrollton. Trinity Mills is also the southern terminus of Denton County's A-train, which provides service to Lewisville and Denton. Downtown Carrollton is a planned stop on DART's Silver Line, which is under construction and expected to open in 2023.

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Carrollton, Texas, United States 
<b>Carrollton, Texas, United States</b>
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Carrollton has a population of over 139,248 people. Carrollton also forms part of the wider Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex which has a population of over 7,573,136 people.

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North of: 32.961

🇯🇵 Saiki 32.962

🇺🇸 Poway 32.967

🇺🇸 Summerville 32.976

🇨🇳 Zhumadian 32.979

🇯🇵 Shimanto 32.983

🇯🇵 Arao 32.986

🇨🇳 Nanyang 32.996

🇲🇦 Settat 33

🇮🇱 Nahariyya 33

🇯🇵 Yamaga 33.007

South of: 32.961

🇺🇸 Richardson 32.955

🇮🇱 Safad 32.95

🇺🇸 Grapevine 32.939

🇨🇳 Xinghua 32.931

🇺🇸 Rockwall 32.931

🇮🇱 Acre 32.925

🇮🇱 Karmiel 32.923

🇯🇵 Tamana 32.92

🇨🇳 Bengbu 32.917

🇹🇳 Tataouine 32.917

East of: -96.89

🇨🇦 Selkirk -96.883

🇺🇸 DeSoto -96.859

🇺🇸 Frisco -96.825

🇺🇸 Dallas -96.8

🇺🇸 Fargo -96.782

🇺🇸 Moorhead -96.755

🇺🇸 Richardson -96.729

🇲🇽 Oaxaca City -96.717

🇺🇸 Sioux Falls -96.717

🇲🇽 Asunción Ocotlán -96.717

West of: -96.89

🇲🇽 Córdoba -96.919

🇲🇽 Xalapa -96.921

🇺🇸 Shawnee -96.933

🇺🇸 Irving -96.955

🇺🇸 Grand Prairie -96.994

🇺🇸 Victoria -97.004

🇺🇸 Lewisville -97.011

🇺🇸 Grand Forks -97.032

🇺🇸 Stillwater -97.059

🇲🇽 Ixtaczoquitlán -97.067

Antipodal to Carrollton is: 83.11,-32.961

Locations Near: Carrollton -96.8901,32.9608

🇺🇸 Lewisville -97.011,33.044 d: 14.6  

🇺🇸 Irving -96.955,32.824 d: 16.4  

🇺🇸 Richardson -96.729,32.955 d: 15  

🇺🇸 Grapevine -97.078,32.939 d: 17.7  

🇺🇸 Frisco -96.825,33.151 d: 22  

🇺🇸 Flower Mound -97.076,33.039 d: 19.4  

🇺🇸 Plano -96.695,33.029 d: 19.7  

🇺🇸 Dallas -96.8,32.767 d: 23.2  

🇺🇸 Grand Prairie -96.994,32.742 d: 26.2  

🇺🇸 Allen -96.675,33.1 d: 25.4  

Antipodal to: Carrollton 83.11,-32.961

🇲🇺 Port Mathurin 63.417,-19.683 d: 17566.7  

🇲🇺 Mahébourg 57.7,-20.407 d: 17141.9  

🇲🇺 Centre de Flacq 57.718,-20.2 d: 17130.4  

🇲🇺 Curepipe 57.517,-20.317 d: 17120.4  

🇲🇺 Rivière du Rempart 57.633,-20.05 d: 17113.6  

🇲🇺 Goodlands 57.633,-20.033 d: 17112.5  

🇲🇺 Vacoas-Phoenix 57.493,-20.3 d: 17117.3  

🇲🇺 St Pierre 57.517,-20.217 d: 17114.1  

🇲🇺 Quatre Bornes 57.479,-20.266 d: 17114  

🇲🇺 Moka 57.496,-20.219 d: 17112.5  

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