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Dalton

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Incorporated Date: 
January 1, 1847
Population: 
33,128
Total Area: 
19.8 sq mi
Contact Information
300 W. Waugh St.
Dalton, GA 30720
Phone Number: 
(706) 278-9500
Fax Number: 
(706) 278-8245

Dalton, established in 1847, is the county seat of Whitfield County. Because the city produces a large percentage of the world's carpet, it has earned the nickname the "Carpet Capital of the World."

Dalton is the gateway to the 150 mile Chieftain's Trail which traces the path of the Cherokee Indian sites located in northwest Georgia.

Daltons is also home to a number of historic sites and monuments listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The list includes the Blunt House, the Confederate Cemetery and Monument, and the Dalton Depot.