Dalton is a city in the State of Georgia, with a population of 33.128 residents, according to the 2010 census. Dalton is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwest Georgia and is the second largest city in Georgia. Dalton has many historical houses, landmarks and a rich Civil War history. Dalton is also home to the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center, which showcases the Georgia Athletic Coaches' Hall of Fame and holds events all year round. Dalton goes back to the 18th century, when the Cherokee Indians pushed the Creek to the West and South.
Top Attractions Within Dalton
Dalton Commercial Historic District tells the story of the Civil War. Tourists can learn a lot of new things about that troublesome period of the United States. Here, at Dalton Commercial Historic District, there were two important battles: the First Battle of Dalton which began on May 7 1864 and the Second Battle of Dalton that occured in August 1864. There are many intact artifacts, one of the few still standing and resotred to its original architectural state.
Recreation Department of the City of Dalton. Dalton parks and recreation has something for everyone, providing recreational activities. Programs are fit for everybody, children and adults alike. There are young and adults athletics, summer adventure camps, sports camps, exercise and wellness programs. The staff takes pride in the quality programs it develops, as they are designed for people of all ages and economic backgrounds.
Dalton Heritage Point Park is a 300 acre park including, softball fields, football fields, tennis courts, jogging trails, as well as numerous picnic sherlters. It is a great place to spend the afternoon with your family and friends, while enjoying the fresh air and the numerous activtities.
Dalton Hill Heritage Center. Walk through one of the oldest railroad tunnels in the South, more than 1477 feet of engineering marvel built in 1848. The venue hosts the annual battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment each September. The Heritage Center displays Civil War artifacts, railroad and local history.