The museum is currently open the second Saturday of every month from 10am - 1pm.  
Also by appointment  by calling (678) 318-1394 to make arrangements.

295 N. Johnston Street, Dallas 30132

Dear readers, do you think protecting and sharing our history is important?  You can help us maintain the Historic Schoolhouse Museum built in 1860 and the Historic Old Jailhouse built with hand hewn logs by making a tax-deductible donation today!  All donations will go towards the maintenance of those buildings.  Our most immediate need is a new roof for the museum.  We are a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization and solely depend on donations, volunteers, and the sale of our books.  Thank you for your support!

Note:  We have loaned our genealogy research documents as well as our microfilm of old New Era publications to the Paulding County Genealogical Society located in downtown Dallas in the Historic Old Paulding County Courthouse.  The county gave them space for a library there.  Please know we are a separate organization and the Paulding County Historical Society still needs your help in donations and collecting items, including historical stories and photos, for the museum to share with present and future generations.  

Our Story

The Paulding County Historical Society was formed in June of 1977 and first met at the Paulding County Courthouse, in Dallas.  The Historical Society was the brainchild of Hon. William A. Foster, Jr., and others, who were concerned with the preservation of the history and heritage of Paulding County. Through the years the Historical Society has been at the forefront of preservation efforts in Paulding County.  From improving the graves of Soldiers to moving and preserving Dallas’ first official school house the Historical Society has tried to pass on to each consecutive generation a sense of the county’s past with an appreciation of it’s history.

  The building that now houses the Paulding County History Museum was originally the first schoolhouse in Dallas.  For many years it functioned as an Academy for the children of Dallas and the surrounding countryside.

      In the 1890’s the building became a residence and was later acquired by the First United Methodist Church of Dallas.  Recognizing the historical significance of the building the Methodist Church donated it to the Paulding County Historical Society in 1995.  On January 19, 1997, the school was moved to its current location at 295 North Johnston Street.  There, it was restored to it’s near original condition and dedicated as the Paulding County History Museum on June 13, 1999.


     Our Purpose:

  • To form a link with people and history. 
  • To share, discover, collect, and preserve all things related to the history of Paulding County, Georgia.



The Georgia Historical Society has administered Georgia’s statewide marker program since 1998, erecting over 200 historical markers across Georgia on a wide variety of subjects.


Adopt-A-Marker Project

You can help care for the Historic Markers in Paulding County by "adopting" one and reporting any marker damage or missing markers to the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) at (912) 651-2125.  GHS administers Georgia's statewide marker program, erecting historical markers across Georgia.  Link to more information about Georgia Historical Markers - Click Here 

Other suggested tasks, though not required are:  Mowing grass in a 10 to 20 foot area; Removing or trimming vegetation to make sign more visible; Washing with mild soap and water.