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Welcome to Whitfield County ...

Time Zone: Whitfield County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Dalton is the Seat for Whitfield County.

Whitfield County was founded in 1851 and was created by taking area from Murray County.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Whitfield had a population of 104,265 people. This is an increase of 1.62% since the last Census (which gave a population of 102,599 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Whitfield represented 1.06% of the total population of Georgia.

Below are some of the communities located in Whitfield County:

  • Cohutta
  • Cohutta Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cohutta Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 637 people
  • Dalton
  • Parrett Crossing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrett Crossing
    • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parrett Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrett Crossing
  • Plainview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
    • Estimated population in 2019: 318 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
  • Rocky Face
  • Tunnel Hill
  • Varnell
  • Varnell's Station
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnell's Station
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,139 people

Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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This page was last modified/updated: 17 Sep 2023