Cultural Development

But by far the largest category for historical consideration is the county’s cultural development, its:

cultural development

Schools and Churches: the focal centers of community


The cultural diversity of Carroll County in institutions, organizations, constructions, crafts, performing arts and a whole host of other expressions is remarkable. The Historical Society will exhaust itself in attempting to document this one aspect of local history, but the challenge is rewarding nonetheless.

Many artifacts in the Museum collection represent this category. Included are file folders, texts, old photos, antiques, and accumulated items covering generations of Carroll’s citizens, their associations and creations.



Laura Bell Hill (1865 – 1963)

Born November 25, 1865 in Carroll County, VA to Zilphia (Zelpha) Beamer (1831-1906) and William W. Hill (1823-1880).

Laura was once engaged to Sidna Allen.
Homesteaded in Nebraska with her brother, Peter Hill. Married Dell Annis on January 7, 1907 in Baker County, Oregon. Daughter, Delta Annis, was born December 6, 1907 in Reno, Nevada.

Laura spun the thread used in this coverlet, dyed the colors into the thread, and wove the coverlet on a loom. Laura Hill Annis died in Detroit, Michigan on July 8, 1963, age 97.

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