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Dalton in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Tristram Dalton

Tristam Dalton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 30, 2008
1. Tristam Dalton Marker
Inscription.  Tristram Dalton (1732-1817) was born in Newburyport, Mass; graduate of Harvard, 1755: admitted to bar but followed mercantile pursuits.

Delegate to Convention of Committees of New England Provinces, Providence, R. I., 1776; member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1782-88: Speaker, 1784-85; U.S. Senator 1789-91; Surveyor, Port of Boston, 1814-17.

His grandson, Edward White, laid out the City of Dalton, Ga., donating land for a City park and church sites. The city was named in honor of Senator Dalton and his daughter Mary, mother of Capt. White.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-29.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
Location. 34° 46.33′ N, 84° 58.137′ W. Marker is in Dalton, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and North Pentz Street, on
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the right when traveling east on King Street. The marker is located at the former Dalton City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: King Street, Dalton GA 30720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William C. Martin House (about 700 feet away); George Whitefield (about 700 feet away); Our Textile Legacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Dalton! (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Huff House (approx. ¼ mile away); General Cleburne’s Proposal to Arm Slaves (approx. ¼ mile away); Carpet Technology (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dalton.
Tristram Dalton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, August 26, 2021
2. Tristram Dalton Marker
Tristram Dalton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
3. Tristram Dalton
Portrait by Joseph Blackburn painted between 1750 - 1758 .
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,567 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on August 26, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   3. submitted on October 9, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 4, 2023