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Located in northwestern Illinois on the banks of the Mississippi River, Carroll county was formed in 1839. Its final boundaries were established in 1850.

It is named for Charles Carroll of Carrolltown, MD, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Over 30 National Historic District sites adorn the county seat of Mt. Carroll. These sites include the Timber Lake Playhouse, the oldest, continuously running summer-stock theater in the state and Raven's Grin Inn, a "haunted" establisment of some repute. The area has been dubbed the "New England of the Midwest" as many settlers have strong ties to that section of the U.S.

The population on July 1, 1999, was 16,691, a decrease of 114 over the 1990 census.

For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.

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Location: Mt. Carroll Illinois

Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Mt. Carroll) Carroll County
(elizabtt) Hardin County
(Galena) Jo Daviess County
(Dixon) Lee County
(Oregon) Ogle County
(Freeport) Stephenson County

10/19 Coming to The Mt. Carroll area
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Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.
Marion Arts Festival Marion IA May18 the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.