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Carroll County, Arkansas Genealogy
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==== History Timeline ====
Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Arkansas County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>C. J. Miller, ''The Encyclopedia of Carroll History & Culture,'' ([http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=752&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c] : accessed January 11, 2016), “Carroll County.”</ref>
*1808 - The Osage ceded their rights to northwest Arkansas to the government of the USA.
*1818 - The United States government established a reservation for the Western Cherokee.
*1828 - The reservation was given up, and the land became the property of the federal government once more.
*1833 - November 1, Carroll County was created
*1840s - William and Charles Sneed were the area’s first settlers.
*1840s - In the county’s early years, lumber mills appeared, farmers grew sustenance crops, and an abundance of game made for good hunting.
*1879 - The use of mineral springs in the western part of the county brought a rapid population increase in the area.
*1883 - The railroad reached Eureka Springs.
*1901 - Additional rail travel came to Carroll County with the completion of the St. Louis and North Arkansas line from Harrison (Boone County) to Green Forest, Berryville, and Eureka Springs
*1920s-1930s - Due to an economy based on agriculture, many residents had to seek employment elsewhere. Some headed to the oil fields in Oklahoma, others to California. Thus began a population decline that lasted until 1960.
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