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Welcome to Dalton ...

The city of Dalton is located in Whitfield County<1> and is the County Seat for Whitfield County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dalton has a population of 33,542 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dalton.

Dalton is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Dalton (for example, toward Ider (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Area codes for Dalton: (706) and (762)<4>

The ZIP codes for Dalton: 30719-30722<5>

Websites for Dalton ...

Official Website:   www.citydalton.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.daltonchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dalton had an population of 33,542 people. This is an increase of 1.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12,009.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dalton had a population of 33,128 people (or 32.29% of the total population of Whitfield County). This makes Dalton the county's most populous community.

The population of Dalton represents 0.34% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,128 people, the population of Dalton increased 11,859.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 277 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dalton.

Adding Dalton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dalton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dalton was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dalton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Dalton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Georgia communities named Dalton: This one is located in Whitfield County and the other is located in Madison County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 27 communities that are also named Dalton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Texas (2), Utah (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dalton.

Communities near Dalton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dalton.

  • Calhoun [Gordon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun
    • Calhoun [Gordon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Dalton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,572 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun<7>
  • Calhoun Ferry [Gordon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun Ferry
    • Calhoun Ferry [Gordon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Dalton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,271 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun Ferry
  • Villanow [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villanow
    • Villanow [Walker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Dalton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,058 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villanow
  • Buff [Gordon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buff
    • Buff [Gordon County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Dalton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buff have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Brainerd [Hamilton County]
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      • East Brainerd [Hamilton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Dalton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Brainerd have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Brainerd
    • Collegedale [Hamilton County]
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      • Collegedale [Hamilton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Dalton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collegedale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collegedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collegedale<7>
    • LaFayette [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaFayette
      • LaFayette [Walker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Dalton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,508 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaFayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaFayette<7>
    • Gregory [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
      • Gregory [Murray County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Dalton
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 7,432 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregory
    • Dafron [Catoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dafron
      • Dafron [Catoosa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Dalton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dafron have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dafron
    • Temple Grove [Murray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple Grove
      • Temple Grove [Murray County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Dalton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,795 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple Grove

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dalton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dalton.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dalton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dalton. See our Newspapers Page for Dalton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dalton ...

Looking for more information about Dalton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dalton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dalton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Whitfield County

About Georgia

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: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Whitfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dalton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dalton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dalton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dalton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Dalton includes: 30719, 30720, 30721 & 30722.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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, 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DaltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dalton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7687, Longitude: -84.9655    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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