There lived in Carrollport now Sabula, a person named Carroll with a bad reputation. Even though he had come after the town was named, the townspeople insinuated that the town was named after him. This is one of the factors that brought about a name change (IA-T6). Before 1846, the town had been called Carrolport, and then Charlestown. The name was changed to Sabula in honor of Mrs. Sabula Wood (IA-T1).