Mel Around The ATL – Dallas, Georgia

Let’s face it – everyone can’t live in Atlanta. The good news is that there are surrounding areas of that are just as cool to reside in as Atlanta is. And, they may not have as much traffic. One such neighborhood that I explore on my journey around town is the city of Dallas, Georgia.

Last time I went on one of my excursions was when I visit Pickett Mill Battlefield in Paulding County. Well, since Dallas is a city within Paulding, I thought I could pick up my explorations there and reintroduce you to these blog segments. If you’re not familiar with these segments, I travel to places around metro Atlanta that I think are cool to check out. I take photos and you get to see Atlanta through my eyes. I’ve been to quite a few more places than are included on this blog. You can see a lot of my travels on my Move Me To ATL Pinterest Page. I’ve explored Senoia, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Smyrna, Vinings, Marietta, Kennesaw, Atlantic Station, and Buckhead. But as we get back to normalcy, I plan to explore more landmarks, restaurants, and festivals around town.

So, my most recent travels allowed me to explore Dallas, which is a small town with a big history, particularly Civil War history. Pickett Mill is probably the most evident reminder of Civil War history here. But Downtown Dallas allowed me to see another relic of the Civil War. I will start with this one. I came across this statue of a Confederate soldier.

Nearby were some other things that caught my eye. Like this cool Gazebo which seems like the perfect place to take photos or at least get some shade on a hot summer day.

Another thing I thought was cool was this nice water fountain here.

As I continued walking down the street. I came across the plaque that is very useful for learning more about this town.

Upon continuing on my journey, I noticed a church on the corner. It looked pretty cool so I decided to put my black and white filter on and capture the image. Pretty neat, right?

A few more strides down the street I came across two unique older looking buildings that I though would be cool to photograph. Here they are.

I thought these were cool because they have this old West saloon feel to it. Not too far away from these buildings was the Dallas theater which you can see here.

As I continued my stroll in the hot July heat, I noticed this advertisement for a block party. I didn’t attend but perhaps I will next year. I haven’t been to a block party since I was a kid. It would be interesting to see what types of fun they cook up for children and adults alike.

I reached the end of this street and noticed this last historical building here with a clock tower on top. It apparently is some old courthouse from the 19th century.

I saw another plaque so I thought it would be a good idea to get closer and get a photo. This plaque was dedicated to Paulding County whereas the one above was about the city of Dallas.

Before I left this general area, there was one more building I took a photo of. I think this used to be some old school house back in the day. Nowadays, it is the Paulding County museum.

This was not all of what Dallas had to offer. Unfortunately, I had to cut my trip short because it was so hot outside this day. There were a few more places around town that would have been neat to check out. Once I take more photos around town, you can view them on my Pinterest page.

Join me for my next outing!

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Images by Mel.

Mel Childs is the author of this article and the owner of Move Me To Atlanta. She also owns her own writing company in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, she has written freelance for various publications, including Bob Vila, This Old House, Lawnstarter, WikiLawn, Homelight, Fixr, LeadsForward, Upscale Magazine, Black EOE Journal, Ancient Origins, and many more.


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