Civil War in Georgia: Dalton Area Driving Tour
The Dalton area was one of the strategic locations in the Civil War in Georgia thanks to the fact that the Western and Atlantic Railroad ran through the middle of town. Throughout the city and surrounding area there are important Civil War sites, including battlefields, historic houses and buildings, railroad depots and annual reenactments. Dalton makes a good headquarters for an exploration of Civil War sites in northwest Georgia. Use this INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP to take a Do-It-Yourself Driving Tour of the Civil War in Georgia in the Dalton area.
Related listings below correspond to the locations on the interactive map.
Take this Do-It-Yourself Driving Tour of Civil War sites in and around Dalton, one of the important strategic locations in the Civil War in Georgia. Interactive map included.
Created in 1890, this is the oldest and largest military park in the United States and is dedicated to the 35,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who died in battle here.
Explore the heritage of Tunnel Hill, a small community where Civil War skirmishes occurred and where one of the oldest railroad tunnels in the South has been restored.
Visit one of the oldest operating mills in the state, Lee and Gordon's Mills, and see a tractor museum and the oldest general store in the area.
Prater's Mill is an historic gristmill built in 1855 built by slave labor that was the site of Confederate and Union camps during the Civil War.
Train fans can view Norfolk Southern and CSX rail lines intersect and run side-by-side at the Dalton Freight Depot in downtown Dalton.
This park preserves a battle site where Confederate soldiers constructed rock breastworks on Rocky Face Mountain to shield troops during a battle of the Atlanta Campaign.
This brick house was built by John Hamilton around 1840 and is open on Fridays for tours or by appointment.
This historic cemetery and Memorial Wall pays tribute to the soldiers who fought the Civil War.
This is the only outdoor statue of General Joseph E. Johnston, who commanded the Army of Tennessee during the Atlanta Campaign, December 1863-July 1864.
The oldest wood frame house in Dalton and the home of Dalton’s first mayor, postmaster and religious leader, the 1848 Blunt House is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Visitors Center for the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau is a good place to find information about where to go and things to do in and around Dalton.