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The city of Carrolton, Texas is co-located in Denton, Dallas, and Collin Counties. The town was settled in 1842s, after the settlers bought the land from The Peters Colony. It is believed that the town was named after Carrollton, Illinois, the home of many of the original settlers. Originally an agricultural community, it began to grow into other industries once the Dallas-Wichita Railroad was built and went through the area. In 1885, Carrollton had cotton gins and flour mills, and the town had grown substantially. The next year, with the launching of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, the town became hub for cotton, cottonseed, livestock, and grain. By the end of the 1940s, Carrollton had begun calling itself a “grain and gravel town.”

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