Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in East Central Ohio, Carroll County is a remarkable rural area encompassing nearly 400 square miles of land. The county is composed of 14 townships containing 12 unincorporated communities and seven villages. Carrollton serves as the county seat, acting as a hub for government and community activity. The communities and villages in Carroll County boast a unique small-town, relaxed atmosphere, but residents may easily access nearby larger cities if needed. The area is hilly with curvy roads, expansive valleys, and lush foliage, providing beautiful vistas for visitors and residents alike. Aside from the neighborhood feel in Carrollton, a number of homes throughout Carroll County are situated on large, rural properties with farmland.
The primary industry for the county is agriculture, celebrated at a multitude of events and sites throughout the region — particularly in Carrollton. Residents may sample local produce and homemade goods at the seasonal open-air Carrollton Farmers Market each spring and summer. The Algonquin Mill Festival in Carrollton and Great Trail Festival in Malvern aim to celebrate the history, artisans, and agricultural heritage of the area. One of the county’s most notable community parks is Bluebird Farm Park, which hosts a cafe, winery, toy museum, and amphitheater in a beautiful 19th Century pre-Civil War setting in Carrollton. Atwood and Leesville Lakes are popular fishing holes in the county. Throughout the rural landscape of Carroll County, there are plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, and hunting.
Education in Carroll County is concentrated in Carrollton, but there are a few public and private schools scattered throughout the region. While there are no institutions of higher learning within the county, residents may easily access the colleges and universities in Canton, including Malone University, Walsh University, and Stark State College. Residents may visit the Mercy Health Center of Carroll County or the healthcare facilities located in Canton and neighboring cities.