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

The Blunt House

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By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
1. The Blunt House Marker
Inscription. This house, built in 1848 by Ainsworth Emery Blunt, pioneer settler of Dalton, has been continuously occupied by members of his family. Appointed postmaster of Cross Plains in 1845, Mr. Blunt was elected mayor when that town became Dalton in 1847 and served for many years. He was the moving spirit and founder of the First Presbyterian Church in 1847 and held office as ruling elder in that church until his death in 1865. While Federal troops were in possession of Dalton during the War Between the States, this house was used by them as a hospital.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 155-30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 45.998′ N, 84° 58.308′ W. Marker is in Dalton, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is on South Thornton Avenue (U.S. 41) 0 miles north of West Emery Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 506 S. Thornton Avenue, Dalton GA 30720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campaign for Atlanta: Johnston's Review (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Whitefield
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By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
2. The Blunt House Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The McCarty Neighborhood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph E. Johnston Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tristam Dalton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot (approx. half a mile away); African-American Soldiers in Combat (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dalton.
 
Regarding The Blunt House. The house is now the headquarters of the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society.


The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
The Blunt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
3. The Blunt House Marker
Looking north on South Thornton Street (US Highway 41) toward the Whitfield County Courthouse.
The Blunt House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
4. The Blunt House and Marker
The Blunt House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 14, 2011
5. The Blunt House
Built in 1848
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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