Prater’s Mill

5845 GA-2 Dalton Georgia 30721 United States (706) 694-6455


Built by Benjamin Franklin Prater in 1855, the water powered mill was originally fitted with the latest in grain cleaning, grinding and sifting machinery, all powered by the Coahulla Creek. During the Civil War, Praters Mill served as a camp site for both Union and Confederate forces. 

The grounds host the Prater’s Mill Country Fair every October! Fishing is permitted in Coahulla Creek. A nature trail provides a walkthrough of the area, and with a donation, the grounds can be reserved for private use. The Praters Mill Fair is always held the weekend after Columbus Day. Check the Dalton Events Calendar for updates.