Carroll County At-A-Glance
Carroll County is located in the northwest portion of the State of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 9,295. Its’ county seat is Carrollton, Missouri. The county was organized on January 2, 1833 from part of Ray County, Missouri and named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 701 square miles, of which 696 square miles is land and 6.8 square miles is water. Carroll County has the second highest number of bridges in the State of Missouri and is active in the Federal Bridge Replacement Off-System Program, repairing and replacing as many bridges as possible.
Carroll County is located on the Missouri River with a commercial river port near in the eastern portion of the County, (Agri-Services of Brunswick West), with tributaries of the Grand River to the north and east.
The County is bisected north and south by U.S. Highway 65 and east and west by U.S. Highway 24 and Missouri Highway 10 and located midway between interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 36. BNSF and Norfolk and Southern Railroads both cross the county east to west, which allows for accessible transportation services.
Carroll County is served by Kansas City Power and Light, Farmer’s Electric and Carrollton Municipal Utilities for electrical needs. Green Hills Telephone Co., Sho-Me Technologies, Chariton Valley Telephone, Media.com, and Bluebird Technologies service telephone and internet capabilities.
Both Carrollton and Norborne are supplied by Southern Star Natural gas (Spire). Ferrell gas, MFA Oil & Propane and Tina Oil & Propane provide the needed propane for the County. Major pipelines run through Carroll County, such as B.P., Sinclair Transportation Co., Rocky Mountain Express, and Keystone Pipeline.
Carroll County water is supplied by Carrollton Municipal Utilities, Norborne City Water, Public Water Supply District #2 of Carroll County, and in the northern portion of the County, Public Water Supply District #1 of Livingston County.
Sho-Me Ethanol, a 50,000 gallon per day ethanol production facility is located in Carroll County, which was built with Chapter 100 financing through cooperation with Carroll County elected officials.
The town of Carrollton has an Industrial Park that is home to U.S. Reel and Michels Corporation pipeline builders. Todd Creason Construction Company and T.A.R.A. Industries are located north of the town of Carrollton on Highway 65.
Carroll County has the Workforce Ready Designation as well as Agri-Ready, with no ordinance more restrictive than those in place by the Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency.