Old Hiram began to be established as a small settlement in 1849, apparently with no particular name. It was made up of a few old wooden-frame buildings. A United States Post Office was permitted to be located in the settlement with their appointment of Hiram Baggett as Postmaster on 16 December 1881. There appears to be no record of a name for the community, but it was apparently called by some name after obtaining a post office.
Parts of the above data was researched by Joe Baggett, deceased. Others researched other portions.)
HIRAM, Paulding County. Incorporated October 6, 1891. This town was named for Hiram Baggett,its first postmaster. Georgia Place Names by Kenneth K. Krakow
MUSTER ROLL OF
2nd COMPANY F, 1st CONFEDERATE REGIMENT
ARMY OF TENNESSEE
C. S. A.
COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA
POWDER SPRINGS GUARDS
Baggett, Hiram W. - Private January 1, 1864. Captured near Marietta, Georgia June 23, 1864. Paroled at Camp Morton, Indiana and forwarded to Point Lookout, Maryland for exchange February 19, 1865.
Baggett, Josiah G. - Private May 1, 1862. Died of disease near Lost Mountain, Georgia, June 14, 1864.
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