Our Story

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THE STORY OF DALTON

1900
December 29

A New Hope: how the textile industry saved Dalton

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In 1895, a young teenage girl named Catherine Evans Whitener made her brother, and his new bride, a unique gift, one that would forever change the course of Dalton’s history...Read More
1861
December 29

Civil War comes to Dalton

Civil War Tunnel
Dalton is the Gateway to Civil War Georgia. Dalton is packed with Civil War sites, and related history. In fact, the United States Government recently declared Dalton and Whitfield County..Read More
1840
January 1

Railroad

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In the 1840’s plans were drawn up by the Western & Atlantic Railroad to connect the Tennessee River with the Georgia Railroad. Construction of the railroad began in 1848, and..Read More
1700
December 29

Cherokee Natives “Enchanted Lands.”

Dalton Georgia Convention and Vistors Bureau, Dalton Georgia
In the early 1700’s the Cherokee called Dalton “The Enchanted Lands” because of its serenity and beauty. The foothills of the Appalachian Mountains rose in the background, making the area..Read More