“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dalton in Whitfield County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Tristam Dalton

Tristam Dalton Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
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 the right when traveling east on King Street. Touch for map. The marker is located at the former Dalton City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: King Street, Dalton GA 30720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph E. Johnston Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot (about 500 feet away); George Whitefield (about 700 feet away); General Cleburne’s Proposal to Arm Slaves (approx. ¼ mile away); The Huff House (approx. ¼ mile away); African-American Soldiers in Combat (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Blunt House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dalton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,273 times since then and 42 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 28, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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