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Carrollton

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Carrollton is a home rule-class city in—and the county seat of—Carroll County, Kentucky, United States, at the confluence of the Ohio and Kentucky rivers. The population was 3,938 at the 2010 census.GeographyCarrollton is located in northern Carroll County at . The city is situated on the Ohio River at the mouth of the Kentucky River. It is bordered by the city of Prestonville to the west across the Kentucky River. To the north, across the Ohio River, is Switzerland County, Indiana.U.S. Route 42 passes through the center of the community, leading northeast to Cincinnati, Ohio, and southwest to Louisville. Interstate 71 runs 4mi south of the city roughly parallel to US 42, with access from Exit 44.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3km2, of which 0.02km2, or 0.42%, is water.Points of InterestOne of the more popular areas visited in Carrollton, Kentucky is General Butler State Park, where you will find the Overlook. This spot located at the tallest point in Carroll County is the ideal setting to watch the sun rise and set. From this beautifully and lovingly built stone structure, built by the CCC’s during the depression, locals and visitors alike are amazed at the wonder of the Ohio River Valley. At this same park, stands the Butler-Turpin House, constructed in 1859 after the marriage of Philip Turpin and Mary Ellen Butler. Philip purchased 126 acres of land from William O. Butler, Mary Ellen’s famous uncle (for whom the Park is named), preceding the construction of their house.
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