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

Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot

 
 
Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, February 21, 2012
1. Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. Date of Construction: 1852
Builder: Western and Atlantic Railroad
Original Occupancy: Railroad Station

Here, during the Civil War on April 12, 1862, the engine "Texas," dropped off a telegraph operator with orders to warn the Confederate Army in Chattanooga that Union Raiders were coming with the engine "General."
 
Location. 34° 46.342′ N, 84° 58.031′ W. Marker is in Dalton, Georgia, in Whitfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Depot Street and West King Street on Depot Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Depot 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 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tristam Dalton (about 500 feet away); African-American Soldiers in Combat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Whitefield (approx. ¼ mile away); General Cleburne’s Proposal to Arm Slaves (approx. ¼ mile away); The Huff House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Blunt House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dalton.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, February 21, 2012
2. Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot Marker
Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, February 21, 2012
3. Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot Marker
View of Depot from above
Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, February 21, 2012
4. Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot Marker
View of the Depot roof from above
Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, February 21, 2012
5. Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot Marker
View behind Depot, tracks running northward
Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, February 21, 2012
6. Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot Marker
Behind the Depot, tracks running southward
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 31, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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