Whitfield County

Whitfield County was sliced from Murray County in 1851. The name chosen honors the Reverend George Whitefield who founded the Bethesda Orphan House in Savannah. The spelling was changed to reflect the proper pronunciation of his name. Dalton, the county seat, was known as Cross Plains until local residents decided to compliment a civil engineer who had worked in the area, John Dalton.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 248, Dalton GA 30722
Telephone 706.275.7500
Fax 706.275.7501
Website http://www.whitfieldcountyga.com

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Whitfield County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 93835 (State Rank: 27)
Incorporated Millage Rage 5.061
Unincorporated Millage Rate 5.061
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 14.756
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 19.817
Total Unincorporated 19.817


County Officials