At NKYViews, we find it curious that Carroll would be formed from Gallatin. What is now Gallatin didn't separate from Carroll; what is now Carroll separated to form a new county. They already had the county name - Gallatin - and the county seat, but they chose to jettison what is now Gallatin in order to re-name the county, and make it smaller. What political entity ever elected to cut itself in half? In 1838, Carroll did. That doesn't make sense to us, and while we're sure there's an explanation, we fear that explanation is lost in time.