City of Dallas
|Incorporated||February 8, 1854|
|Address||129 E. Memorial Drive
Dallas, Georgia 30132
Dallas, the county seat for Paulding County, was incorporated February 8, 1854. The city was named for George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania, who was vice president under James Polk. The county courthouse, built in 1892, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In and around Dallas, there are two historic sites and monuments, Pickett’s Mill site and New Hope Church monument. The Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic site is said to be one of the best-preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation. This 468-acre park is the site of the ten-day battle of Pickett’s Mill.
The New Hope Church monument is the spot of a three day battle where Confederate troops fought to hold the line against Union troops heading toward Atlanta. Dallas is the largest of Paulding County’s three cities. The two other cities are Braswell and Hiram. Attractions include the nearby High Shoals Falls, public golf, and the Southeastern International Dragway.
According to 2000 Census, the City of Dallas had a population of 5,056 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 79.9%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.