Whitfield County, Georgia

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Whitfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 30, 1851. As of 2000, the population was 83,525. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 93,379.[1] The county seat is Dalton.[2]

It is part of the Dalton, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Civil War

During the Civil War, the men of Whitfield County answered the call to enlist in the Confederate Army. The following units were raised in Whitfield County.

  • 2nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company H, Whitfield Infantry
  • 2nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company H, Georgia Volunteers
  • 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company A, Fitzgerald Rifles
  • 36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Glenn), Company B
  • 36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Glenn), Company C
  • 36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Glenn), Company G
  • 36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Glenn), Company H
  • 36th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Glenn), Company I
  • 39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company C, Wells Guards
  • 60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company B, Fannin Guards
  • 60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company C, Walker Independents
  • 60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company D, Whitfield Volunteers
  • 60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company E, Bartow Avengers
  • 60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company F, Gilmer Volunteers
  • 1st Regiment Georgia State Guards, "Tunnel Hill Guards" Commanded by Captain Rev. Hamiliton Young (Home Guard Unit)
  • "Dalton Machine Guards" Commanded by Captain James H. Bard (Home Guard Unit)


Several engagements took place in and around Whitfield County including:

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