Pauling County is named for John Pauling, who was a hero of the American Revolutionary War.
Created: December 3, 1832
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 and stone structure. The southeast corner has a high clock tower with open belfry, clock and steep roof. The entrance has a large brick stone arch with recessed entrance on the first story. There is a smaller tower on the west side of the arched central entrance. The rectangular building has a foundation of rough stone masonry. The roof is hipped. The building was renovated in 1956. The architect was Harry E Roos and the contractor was E P Austin Construction Company. The engineer was Southern Engineering Company. From 1984 to 1985, the building was restored. 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
Architect: Facility Group of Smyrna
Contractor: Facility Group of Smyrna
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is named the Watson Government Complex. The west section has a large arch with recessed glass entrance and windows. The center section rises to a peaked roof. The east section extends south from the main building. The roof line is flat.
N – Bartow County
E – Cobb County
Photos taken 2010