Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Van Wert-Polk County

Marker ID: GHM 115-5
Location: US 278 Bus in Van Wert at eastern city limit of Rockmart
County: Polk
Coordinates: N 33° 59.455    W 085° 2.496
  33.99091884    -85.04159394
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM29ZM
Old Van Wert-Polk County Marker  


County seat of Paulding when that county was created in 1832; inc. 1838. Named for Isaac Van Wert & John Paulding, two of the captors of Major Andre.

Polk County was organized in 1851 from parts of Floyd and Paulding; this placed Van Wert in Polk Co.; Dallas became the county seat of Paulding -- Cedartown, that of Polk.

May 25, 1864. Davis, (2d) div., 14th A.C. (USA), having camped the night before at Peek´s Spring, 4.5 mi. N., turned E. here and marched to Dallas in Paulding County.

GHM 115-5 Georgia Historic Marker 1976