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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.