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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dalton, Georgia

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Dalton is the county seat for Whitfield County
Dalton is in Whitfield County
      Whitfield County (91)  
      Catoosa County (813)  
      Gordon County (75)  
      Murray County (24)  
      Walker County (371)  
      Bradley County, Tennessee (56)  
      Hamilton County, Tennessee (606)  
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1 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 600 Block of McCamy Street
The 600 block of McCamy Street, now South Hamilton Street, was the center of Black business from the 1900's to the 1950's and is therefore dedicated to those Black pioneers this 19th day of October, 1987. Aldermen Waymon B. Souther • W. . . . Map (db m199888) HM
2 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-3 — African-American Soldiers in Combat
Near Dalton on August 15, 1864, during the Civil War, the 14th United States Colored Troops (USCT), whose enlisted men were mostly former slaves, helped drive off a Confederate cavalry attack on the Western and Atlantic Railroad, U.S. General . . . Map (db m44625) HM
3 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-12 — Ascent to Dug Gap
1.5 Mi. W. this road ascends to and crosses the summit of Rocky Face ridge -- a direct route between Dalton and LaFayette. May 7, 1864. Grigsby's brigade (Wheeler's Cav.), after retreating from Tunnel Hill to Mill Creek Cap, camped on this road . . . Map (db m10788) HM
4 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 12 — Battle of Dug GapMany of them gained the crest, but were met by a tremendous fire..." — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
In early May 1864 the main advance of Union Major General William T. Sherman's armies near Dalton was made toward Snake Creek Gap to the southwest. To draw attention away from this effort other Federal troops attempted to cross Rocky Face . . . Map (db m142900) HM
5 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-1 — Battle of Resaca
May 14, 1864: The 20th Corps (USA) was shifted from Camp Creek Valley, 0.5 mi. W. & aligned across rd.~ the 2d & 3d Divs. in reserve; the 1st Div. prolonging Stanley’s Div. (4th A.C.) (USA) to the State R.R., east. May 15: Butterfield’s (3d) & . . . Map (db m10942) HM
6 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-4 — Battle of Resaca
May 15, 1864. The 23d A.C. (US) was shifted from Camp Cr., 1.5 mi. W., to this vicinity where it extended the left of Sherman’s line (US) to the Conasauga River. Hovey’s (1st) div. supported Williams’ (1st) div., 20th A.C. (US), between the . . . Map (db m182300) HM
7 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-33 — Battles of Tilton<-- 2.8 mi. --<<<
2.8 miles E. of here, on May 13, 1864, a delaying action was fought as Confederates moved south toward Resaca. On Oct.13, 1864, part of French’s Division of Stewart’s Corps, Confederates Army of Tennessee, attacked this place, then garrisoned by 300 . . . Map (db m221012) HM
8 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-2 — Campaign for Atlanta: Johnston's Review
On April 19, 1864, General Joseph E. Johnston reviewed the Confederate Army of Tennessee on this ridge. After his appointment in December 1863, Johnston rebuilt a defeated and demoralized army following Confederate General Braxton Bragg's defeat at . . . Map (db m9069) HM
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9 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 3 — Carpet Technology
Most people identify Dalton, Georgia, an the Carpet Capital of the World. However many are not aware of the inventions, inventors, designers, and machinists who built the mechanical backbone for today's carpet industry, obtaining hundreds of . . . Map (db m171568) HM
10 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-31 — Confederate Cemetery
421 unknown Confederate, four known Confederate and four unknown Federal soldiers are buried here. Some of these men died of wounds received in the Battles of Stone's River, Perryville, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, . . . Map (db m164928) HM
11 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — Crow Valley"...too strong to be carried without great slaughter." — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
The opening actions of the Atlanta Campaign occurred around Dalton during early May 1864. Union Major General William T. Sherman's strategy, as two of his three armies approached from the north and northwest, involved a series of demonstrations by . . . Map (db m85914) HM
12 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-21 — Crow ValleyFebruary 25, 1864
Federal forces moved south on this road in an attempt to outflank the Confederate defenders at Mill Creek Gap, which was being threatened by two Federal divisions from the west. These movements were to test the strength of Johnston`s army at Dalton. . . . Map (db m10786) HM
13 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 11 — Dalton Confederate CemeteryHonored in Death — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
This cemetery was established during the Civil War on about four and one-half acres of Dalton's original ten-acre cemetery donated to the city by Duff Green on February 15, 1855. Today this much larger cemetery is known as West Hill. Over . . . Map (db m142905) HM
14 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — Dalton Confederate MemorialDalton - Chickamauga - Rocky Face - Resaca
Erected by the Ladies Memorial Association of Whitfield County, to the memory of our Confederate Dead. 1892. Map (db m143516) WM
15 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-11 — Dug Gap
An excavation at the summit of Rocky Face Ridge on the direct route between Dalton and LaFayette. This gap was guarded by Confederate forces when Dalton was occupied after the retreat from Missionary Ridge in Nov. 1863. Federal forces made two . . . Map (db m23347) HM
16 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-34 — Dug Gap1 mi. →
Dug Gap was so named because a pioneer road, cut out of the hillside, passed through a cleft in Rocky Face Ridge at this point. The road led east to Dalton and the Western and Atlantic Railroad, important military objectives. Federals sought in . . . Map (db m50162) HM
17 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — Fort Hill" situation was a desperate one..." — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
The Confederate "Army of Tennessee" that defended Dalton from November 1863 to May 1864 briefly returned here the following October. It was much depleted in both size and spirit. Their unsuccessful defense of Atlanta ended with its fall on September . . . Map (db m86563) HM
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18 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-4 — General Cleburne’s Proposal to Arm Slaves
Here on January 2, 1864, Gen. Patrick Cleburne proposed arming slaves in exchange for their freedom to alleviate the manpower shortage facing the Confederacy. Almost all the other generals present opposed the idea of black Confederate soldiers . . . Map (db m44641) HM
19 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-28 — George Whitefield
George Whitefield (1714-70) was a noted evangelist, born in Gloucester, England. He met John and Charles Wesley at Oxford and with them formed the Holy Club. Ordained deacon in 1736, he followed the Wesleys to Georgia in 1738 and founded Bethesda . . . Map (db m44787) HM
20 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 10 — Hamilton HouseThe Confederate Army Reorganizes — Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail —
Hamilton House is the oldest surviving house in Dalton, pre-dating the city's founding. The brick home and spring house were built about 1840 by John Hamilton and his wife Rachel. John was a civil engineer with the Western and Atlantic . . . Map (db m142903) HM
21 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-17 — Hamilton House
This brick house & the stone spring house in the low ground back of it, were built by John Hamilton about 1840. During the Winter, 1863-1864, when the Confederate Army of Tennessee, under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, occupied Dalton, Brig. Gen. J.H. . . . Map (db m10830) HM
22 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — Johnny Marcus Memorial Loop
This plaque honors the memory of Johnny Marcus, a local running enthusiast who died in an automobile accident, April 7, 1995. His dedication and commitment to the sport of running was inspiring to those who now follow in his footsteps.Map (db m12913) HM
23 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — Joseph E. Johnston Memorial Reported permanently removed
Joseph E. Johnston 1807 ---- 1891 Brigadier General U.S.A. General C.S.A. Given command of the Confederate forces at Dalton, in 1863, he directed the 79 days campaign to Atlanta, one of the most memorable in the annals of war . . . Map (db m180351) HM
24 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 4 — Milltown Education
Many cotton mills in the south operated schools to promote the literacy and work ethic expected for future mill employees. Whitfield County had three mill schools: Crown Point, Elk (later Boylston Crown), and Atcooga, an acronym for American Thread . . . Map (db m170924) HM
25 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — Our Textile Legacy
(panel 1) A Textile and Tufting Manufacturing Center The textile and tufting industries transformed Dalton into a leading industrial center in northwest Georgia. Long before carpet manufacturing arrived, the Cherokee occupied . . . Map (db m173298) HM
26 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — POW★MIA
Honoring those imprisoned or Missing in Action “You are not forgotten”Map (db m248741) WM
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27 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-20 — Stevenson's Line
During demonstrations on Rocky Face and in Crow Valley, by 4th & 23d A.C. troops [US], the N. line of Dalton’s defense works crossed the road here. Stevenson’s div. (Hood’s A.C.) [CS] held this sector, his left at Cheatham’s line, at Signal . . . Map (db m17155) HM
28 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-20 — Stevenson's Line
During demonstrations on Rocky Face & in Crow Valley, by 4th & 23d Army Corps troops, the northern line of Dalton’s defense works crossed the road here. Stevenson’s div. (Hood’s Army Corps) held this sector, his left at Cheatham’s line, at Signal . . . Map (db m17162) HM
29 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — The Battle of Mill Creek GapMay 7-12, 1864 — The Opening Phase of the Atlanta Campaign
The Atlanta Campaign opened at 3:00 AM on the morning of May 7th as the bugles of McCook's Federal Brigade sounded reveille at their camps near Ringgold. Federal troops occupied the village of Tunnel Hill and approached Buzzard's Roost Pass, as Mill . . . Map (db m86522) HM
30 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-30 — The Blunt House<-----<<<
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 . . . Map (db m44735) HM
31 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — #8 — The Dixie Highway Becomes Dixie Highway
Conceived by regional businessmen in 1915, construction for the portion of US Highway 41 through Whitfield County began in 1926 and opened on October 29, 1929 with much fanfare. Before I-75, U S Highway 41, also known as the Dixie Highway, was one . . . Map (db m171572) HM
32 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-15 — The Flooded GapMay, 1864
The Confederate defenders of Dalton impounded the waters of Mill Creek by a dam, in the gap, as a measure of defense when Federal forces under Sherman assailed this opening in Rocky Face Ridge. This temporary lake, together with fortifications in . . . Map (db m10787) HM
33 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — The Huff House
General Joseph E. Johnston commanding Confederate army occupied this house as headquarters from December 1863 to March 1864Map (db m44811) HM
34 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 151-3 — The McCarty Neighborhood
William Scott and Frances Brown McCarty began laying out a neighborhood here in 1927. By 1950, influential Dalton residents had established one of the city’s earliest subdivisions. McCarty residents pioneered and maintained the Dalton carpet and . . . Map (db m19294) HM
35 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-1 — The McCarty Subdivision Reported missing
John B. McCarty began laying out a neighborhood here in 1928. By 1950, influential Dalton residents had established one of the city’s earliest subdivisions using New South landscaping. Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, and Minimal Traditional . . . Map (db m15382) HM
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36 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 2 — The Mechanization of the Bedspread Industry
From 1895 to the mid-1930s, as the bedspread Industry began to develop the tufting process was done by hand in homes. The vast majority of the original hand-tufters were ladies seeking to supplement their families agricultural income that had . . . Map (db m171571) HM
37 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — 155-29 — Tristram Dalton
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 . . . Map (db m10804) HM
38 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — United States Air Force
Honoring those who served, fought and died “Aim High … Fly-Fight-Win” Est, September 18, 1947Map (db m248912) WM
39 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — United States Army
Honoring those who served, fought and died “This We’ll Defend” Est. June 14, 1775Map (db m248743) WM
40 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — United States Coast Guard
Honoring those who served, fought and died. “Semper Paratus” Est. August 4, 1790Map (db m248947) HM WM
41 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — United States Marine Corps
Honoring those who served, fought and died “Semper Fidelis” Est. November 10, 1775Map (db m248950) WM
42 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — United States Navy
Honoring those who served, fought and died “Semper Fortis” Est. October 13, 1775Map (db m248949) WM
43 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — Welcome to Dalton!Our Textile Legacy
In 1985, Dalton, GA had no reason to believe that it would develop into a modern El Dorado, "The City of gold," or in our city's case, carpet. Dalton is infamous for its title of "Carpet Capital of the World". The driving tour honors the . . . Map (db m173474) HM
44 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — Western and Atlantic Railroad Depot
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 . . . Map (db m86525) HM
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45 Georgia, Whitfield County, Dalton — William C. Martin House
The United States Department of Interior has placed this property on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m199900) HM
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Jun. 21, 2024