Introduction to Dallas, Georgia
Located in Paulding county, Dallas, Georgia, is 16 miles W of Marietta, Georgia (center to center) and 28 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Dallas has a population of 5,056 residents.
The State of Georgia purchased the area of forty acres from Garrett H. Spinks and founded Dallas on May 14, 1852. The community was incorporated as a city on February 8, 1854. The city was named after George Mifflin Dallas, Vice President of America during the tenure of President James Knox Polk. Initially, Dallas was a crossroad of Cherokee tribes. The city became an intensive battlefield during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War which took city in May of 1864.
Dallas and nearby Attractions
- Cobb county Youth Museum
- Red Top Mountain State Park
- Marietta Museum of History
- Sweetwater Creek State Park
- Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site
Things To Do In Dallas
The Red Top Mountain State Park and Sweetwater Creek State Park offer a wide variety of recreational facilities such as hiking, swimming, and fishing. Museums in the city include the Cobb county Youth Museum and Marietta Museum of History. The Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site houses the region that served as a homeland of several Native Americans between 1000 and 1550 AD.
The closest airport to the city is The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
Dallas Higher Education
Kennesaw State University, Life University, and Southern Polytechnic State University offer courses for higher studies.