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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Dalton.

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Around Dalton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Chattanooga (TN). It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the northwest of Dalton. Chattanooga (TN) has a population of 178,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Cleveland (TN). It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the north of Dalton and has a population of 44,300 people.

For comparison, Dalton has a population of 34,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Dalton and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Fort Payne (AL)   [Map]   14,099   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Calhoun   [Map]   16,445   S   18 miles [29 km]
Canton   [Map]   26,340   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cartersville   [Map]   20,753   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fort Oglethorpe   [Map]   9,839   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Holly Springs   [Map]   11,281   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Rome   [Map]   36,407   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Collegedale (TN)   [Map]   11,437   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,302   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Middle Valley Estates (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Red Bank (TN)   [Map]   11,813   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   8,573   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Soddy-Daisy (TN)   [Map]   13,217   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Soddy Lake Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ball Ground   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Chatsworth   [Map]   4,264   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cohutta   [Map]   635   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Crandall   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Crown Mill Village   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Damascus   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Eton   [Map]   897   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hill City   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Resaca   [Map]   781   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ringgold   [Map]   4,378   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rocky Face   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Trickum   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tunnel Hill   [Map]   876   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Union Point   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Varnell   [Map]   1,795   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

For more communities neighboring Dalton, please visit our County-by-County Page for Dalton.

Whitfield County ...

Dalton is located in Whitfield County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Whitfield County: Catoosa, Gordon, Murray, Walker, Bradley (TN) & Hamilton (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dalton ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cedar Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Dalton   [Map]
Cedar Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crow (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dawnville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Five Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Keiths Mill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Rocky Face   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Treadwell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Trickum   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Tunnel Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Union Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dalton ...

Looking for more information about Dalton? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dalton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Dalton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Dalton.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Dalton. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dalton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Georgia

    Georgia Tourism
    Parks for Georgia

    Fishing in Georgia
    Hunting in Georgia

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Georgia Statewide Tourism
    Dalton Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Dalton


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Georgia

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Georgia

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Georgia

Airports Near Dalton ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Dalton.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dalton Muni.(DNN/KDNN)   [Map]   DNN   ESE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Collegedale Muni.   [Map]   FGU   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tom B. David Fld.   [Map]   CZL   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gilmer Co. Airport   [Map]   49A   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hardwick Fld.   [Map]   HDI   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Dalton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dalton. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SSE   83 miles [133.6 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   131 miles [210.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NW   134 miles [215.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   W   103 miles [165.8 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dalton Muni.(DNN/KDNN)   [Map]   DNN   ESE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Collegedale Muni.   [Map]   FGU   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tom B. David Fld.   [Map]   CZL   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gilmer Co. Airport   [Map]   49A   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hardwick Fld.   [Map]   HDI   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pickens Co. Airport   [Map]   JZP   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dalton Muni.   (DNN/KDNN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cherokee Co. Airport   (ICAO: K47A)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greenville Airport   (GSP/KGSP)   [Map]
        Website for Greenville - Spartanburg Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbia Metro Airport   (CAE/KCAE)   [Map]
        Website for Columbia Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlotte - Douglas Intl.   (CLT/KCLT)   [Map]
        Website for Charlotte - Douglas International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dalton: www.citydalton.net/

The official website for Whitfield County: www.whitfieldcountyga.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: www.georgia.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dalton.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Dalton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dalton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dalton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dalton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dalton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7687, Longitude: -84.9655     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Dalton), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dalton.