Carrollton Population- 109,576 Altitude. 470


Settlers from Carollton, IL and at least one from Carrollton, MD built a camp near the present site of today's Farmers Branch Elementary School, but an Indian raid forced a move further north to the present site.  Established in 1872 as a stop on the MK&T railroad, Carrollton's  growth has paralleled other Metroplex cities, growing from just 1,610 people in 1950 to over 85, 000 today.

The gazebo - centered square of Old Downtown Carrollton is the location of antique and craft shops.  Also, a highly rated public golf course (Indian   Creek) offers two 18 - hole courses  to challenge golfers of every level and expertise.

A.W. Perry Homestead Museum-

Built in 1909 from material salvaged from the first Perry home built in 1857, the home stayed in the family until it was donated to the community in 1975.   It was then restored as a bicentennial project.  Furniture and tools from the turn - of - the - century household afford visitors a nostalgic look at a nearly forgotten lifestyle.  Open Tues. & Thurs.  1 - 4 p.m.; Sun. 1:30 - 4 p.m. Located at 1509 Perry Road, just north of Belt Line Rd. east of I - 35.

Sandy Lake Amusement Park-

Small lake features paddle boats, giant swimming pool, miniature golf and amusement rides.  At 1800 Sandy Lake Rd.  For information call 214/242 - 7449.



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