As early as 1825, when Carroll County was yet unnamed, white intruders came in droves into Indian Territory brought by a thirst for land and gold. Adventurers came to this region to mine for gold. Pioneers brought their families to clear the land and farm. By 1827 when the Land Lottery was issued, people from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee moved into this area. The population grew. Old Indian trails were cut into the first roads. The settlers built the first log cabins, first churches, schools and meetinghouses on this newly acquired land.