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Paulding County

Pauling County is named for John Pauling, who was a hero of the American Revolutionary War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bartow County

E – Cobb County

S – Douglas County and Carroll County

W – Haralson County and Polk County


Created:  December 3, 1832                  Map of Georgia highlighting Paulding County

County Seat: 

Van Wert  1832 – 1851

Dallas       1851 – present


Old County Courthouse – Dallas


Location:  SW – Memorial Drive / Main Street

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  Queen Anne

Architect:  Alexander C Bruce & Thomas H Morgan of Atlanta

Contractor:  G M Roberts & Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located in the center of Dallas. The southeast corner has a high clock tower with open belfry, clock and steep roof. There is a smaller tower on the west side of the arched central entrance on the first story. The roof is hipped. In the interior the hall on the first story runs north-south. The former courtroom is located on the second story. The building was renovated in 1956. The architect was Harry E Roos Jr. and the contractor was E P Austin Construction Company. The building was further renovated in 1984 to 1985. The architect was George Post Foote and the contractor was Shirah Contracting Company Inc. The building now houses the Paulding Genealogical Society.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Paulding County Courthouse


 County Courthouse – Dallas



Location:  240 Constitution Boulevard / West Avenue

Built:  2006 – 2008

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Facility Group of Smyrna

Contractor:  Facility Group of Smyrna


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the south of the center of Dallas and is is the west section of the Watson Government Complex. The building has a large arch with recessed glass entrance and windows. The center section rises to a peaked roof. The third story is recessed and has buff colored brick. In the interior, the courtrooms are located on the second story. The building houses the County Superior Court, County Juvenile Court, County Probate Court and County Magistrate Court of the 7th Judicial District. The east section contains the administration and extends east. The roof line is flat. 


See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Barstow CountyCatoosa CountyChattooga CountyCobb CountyDade CountyDouglas CountyFloyd CountyGordon CountyHaralson CountyMurray CountyPolk CountyWalker County and Whitfield County.


History:  The county was created in 1832 and Van Wert was selected as the county seat. The first court met at the residence of John Witcher. After 1832, the first courthouse was built in Van Wert. The county seat moved to Dallas in 1851 and the third courthouse was built in 1856. The fourth courthouse was constructed in 1892 to 1893. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 2006 and 2008.



Old County Courthouse – Dallas











Former Courtroom



















County Courthouse – Dallas


























Photos taken 2010 and 2020