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.

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
Est. 2017: 159,455

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