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Historical Places


Geneology, the study of tracing and documenting a person's history, has grown in popularity over the past twenty years. Carroll County, Indiana has developed a list to assist in locating a family member or other individual.

Historic Bridges

Carroll County has preserved a number of its historic bridges—many in their original locations and some in relocation projects.

Historical Markers

Some of Carroll County’s historic sites are marked with heavy metal markers that were installed as early as 1971. Some of these replaced markers that had been placed in 1936 in a state-wide program.

Hoosier Homesteads

In 1976, former Lieutenant Governor Robert D. Orr and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, created a statewide program called the Hoosier Homestead Award. There have been a number of successful applicants from Carroll County.

The Martin Schoolhouse

Known at various times as District School No. 3, Election School, and Martin School, this historic brick schoolhouse has been restored and furnished by the Mullin family to resemble a one-room school as it would have looked in the late 1800s.

Museums & Centers

In addition to all the historic sites like the Martin Schoolhouse as well as landmarks such as Sycamore Row in Carroll County, there are four museums.

The National Register

The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Various buildings, sites, etc. in Carroll County have received National Register status, and numerous others are eligible.

Sycamore Row

Just south of the village of Deer Creek in northeastern Carroll County is an avenue of sycamore trees to which are attached several interesting stories. Sycamore Row is a major landmark on the hisoric Michigan Road.