Interesting Facts About Paulding County

 

  • 1832: Paulding County establishes County Seat: Van Wert.
  • 1838: Indians removed west - "Trail of Tears".
  • 1851: Polk County formed from Paulding and Floyd County.
  • 1852: Paulding County has an area of 324 square miles. County builds a Calaboose (Jail) in Dallas.
  • 1854: County buys land for Courthouse in Dallas.
  • 1861: First school built in Dallas.
  • 1864: War comes to the county. Big Battles: Dallas, New Hope, and Pickett's Mill
  • 1882: Railroad comes through Paulding County.
  • 1883: Freight train wreck at Big Raccoon Trestle.
  • 1884: Grand Jury Investigates "Nest of gamblers" in Paulding County. William B. Hogue, first sherriff of Paulding County died.
  • 1886: Watermelons sold for 2 cents each.
  • 1887: Ice storm kills most fruit.
  • 1892: New courthouse built for Paulding County at a cost of $18,337.
  • 1903: Cotton crops bring in 10,630 bales.
  • 1912: Tornado destroys the third Narroway Baptist Church building.
  • 1915: New Dallas High School cost $15,000. The new school term was 100 days.
  • 1919: Copper mines close.
  • 1924: Ford Motor Company "Runabout" sold for $265.
  • 1929: "Sunday Excursion" round trip to Atlanta cost $1.25 on the Seaboard Railway.
  • 1934: Seaboard train wreck near Mt. Olivet.
  • 1939: Electric cooking cost $1.75 a month or less.
  • 1941: Paulding farmers planted 100,000 kudzu plants.
  • 1942: Most snow in 50 years at 14 inches.
  • 1945: Paulding County has 3,055 families.
Judge Aaron LaFayette Barlett's Third Home Dallas