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Paulding County is a county located in the state of Georgia. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 142,324. Paulding County was created
on December 3, 1832. The county seat is Dallas.
The county is named in honor of John Paulding (1759-1818), a
hero of the Revolutionary War.
Paulding County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is in Georgia's 14th congressional district.
The county 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.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
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.
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.
Country music stars Travis Tritt and Patty Loveless are residents of Paulding County.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 314 square miles (810 km2), of which 312 square miles (810 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.7%) is water.
Paulding county is located in northwest Georgia. The Tallapoosa River originates in Paulding County. Paulding is in the Tallapoosa River basin, the Coosa River basin and the Chattahoochee River basin.
Bordering counties are as follows: