Whitfield County Historic Preservation Commission

Dalton - Whitfield County

Reaching beyond the typical duties of a local commission, the Whitfield County Historic Preservation Commission has worked directly to identify, designate and preserve important properties and sites in Dalton and the surrounding county, including intact Civil War entrenchments and breastworks as well as cultural landscapes from prehistoric native histories and 19th century industrial history. Further work involved designating Prater’s Mill as a local historic site and launching a master plan for that site’s future preservation and development for economic viability. All these efforts were accomplished by the commission and partner organizations which found resources for volunteers, funding and interpretation to ensure protection and public access to these invaluable historic resources.

Preservation Service awards recognize persons, groups, businesses and/or government entities that demonstrate exemplary activities and promotion of awareness in the field of historic preservation.