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.
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