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County Formed December 3, 1832
County Seat Dallas
Incorporated Cities Braswell, Dallas and Hiram
Total Area 313.6 square miles


Paulding County, the 87th county created in the state, was formed from part of Cherokee County. It was named after John Paulding, a soldier in the Revolutionary War who helped capture Major Andre, an accomplice in Benedict Arnold's plot to overthrow the nation.

The county courthouse, built in 1892, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another historic site is Pickett's Mill, a very well preserved Civil War battlefield. In the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman's forces clashed with Confederates here prior to heading to Kennesaw.

Points of Interest

The Silver Comet Trail, a walking, biking, and skating path with approximately twenty miles of pavement in Paulding County is eventually planned to go from Atlanta to Annistown, Alabama.

Paulding County is a popular destination for history buffs because of its well-preserved Civil War memorials. New Hope Church is the site of the 1864 battle between General Sherman and Confederate General Johnston. A monument and memorial park stand at New Hope Church, describing events of this well-known battle.

Notable Citizens

Country music stars Travis Tritt and Patty Loveless are residents of Paulding County.

Annual Events

Along with the civil war reenactments at Pickett's Mill, the county hosts several other large events including the Paulding Meadows Arts and Crafts Festival, the Hunt's Meadow Country Fair, the Raccoon Creek Music Festival and the Halloween Trick or Treat Village.

Chamber of Commerce
Additional County Info
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State of Georgia

Henderson House, Dallas

Paulding County Courthouse, Dallas

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