Originally established in 1799 as the community of Port William, present day Carrollton [†], Kentucky, located on the Ohio River, has to a great degree retained its historic character. Carrollton is also significant as one of the most intact of Kentucky's early 19th century Ohio River towns. The Carrollton Historic District is a concentrated area containing structures which exhibit outstanding architectural merit, and reflect the full range of Carrollton's development from its early days to the mid-20th century. Prior to Carroll County's establishment, the settlement at the confluence of the Kenˇ©tucky and Ohio rivers was known as PortWilliam. It was named for William Porter, an early settler.
† Kentucky Heritage Division, Carrollton Historic District, nomination document, 1981, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
Nearby Towns: Prestonville City •