Spotlight: Carroll County, Georgia Courthouse in Carrollton, GA
By Jack E. Clay
I have handled car accident, workers' compensation, and personal injury cases Carroll County, Georgia. Carroll County is a large growing area whose population has grown to nearly 107,000 according to the 2006 census. The Carroll County Courthouse is located in Carrollton, Georgia which is about 50 miles west of Atlanta. Interestingly, workers' compensation cases are also heard at the Carroll County Courthouse. Work accident cases where Douglas County, GA (including Douglasville, part of Hiram, Lithia Springs, and part of Villa Rica) is the county of injury are heard at the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. Work injury cases that happen in Paulding County, GA (including Dallas and Hiram) are heard in Rome, Georgia. I have also handled many car accident and truck accident cases in Carroll County, GA as trucking and agriculture are significant local industries. Carroll County also contains the cities of Carrollton, Temple, Bowdon, Mt. Zion, Roopeville, and part of Villa Rica.
Carroll County was named for man named Charles Carroll who was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Carroll County Courthouse was designed using traditional Italian Renaissance architecture. The Carroll County Courthouse was built in 1928 and enlarged many years later in 1976. The main courtroom is a huge and ornate room that is a real spectacle. It has ceiling that are probably 40 feet high. I would estimate it could seat close to 1,000 or more people. There is substantial industry and manufacturing in Carroll County, including Southwire, one of the county's largest employers.
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