The county of Carroll is located in and was founded in 1842| named for=Charles Carroll. There are 29,724 residents in Carroll who have access to courthouses in Hillsville. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. is part of the 4th federal circuit court as well.
There are 2,681 residents in Hillsville, which is 8.9 square miles and 2,516ft above sea level. It was settled in 1876 and is governed by a local government.