Interesting Facts

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 sheriff 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.

Historical Population - Source: United States Census
 

  • 1840: 2,556

  • 1850: 7,039

  • 1860: 7,038

  • 1870: 7,639

  • 1880: 10,887

  • 1890: 11,948

  • 1900: 12,969

  • 1910: 14,124

  • 1920: 14,025

  • 1930: 12,327

  • 1940: 12,832

  • 1950: 11,752

  • 1960: 13,101

  • 1970: 17,520

  • 1980: 26,110

  • 1990: 41,611

  • 2000: 81,678

  • 2010: 142,324

  • 2020: 173,281