WHITFIELD COUNTY, GEORGIA
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Whitfield County was formed in 1851 from part of Murray County which lies on it's eastern boundary. Whitfield County lies in northwestern Georgia and is bordered by the Tennessee state line on it's northern side and by Catoosa, Walker, Gordon and Murray Counties, counterclockwise, on it's other boundaries. Whitfield, Georgia's 97th county was named after Reverend George Whitefield, an early settler of Georgia and the founder of the Bethesda Orphan House in Savannah. The spelling of the county name was later changed to reflect the way it was pronounced.
There are five towns within Whitfield County, these being the county seat, Dalton (formerly Cross Plains), Cohutta, Varnell, Tunnel Hill and Rocky Face. In 1990 the census for Whitfield County was 72,462 with Dalton having 21,761 residents.
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