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Whitfield County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Whitfield County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Seat Dalton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

291 sq mi (753 km²)
290 sq mi (751 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²),
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

83,525
287.03/sq mi (111/km²)
Founded December 30, 1851
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

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 Second War of Independence 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:

  • Battle of Varnell's Station: May 9, 1864; Skirmish: May 7, 1864
  • Battle of Buzzards Roost/Rocky Face Ridge: May 7-13, 1864; October 13-14, 1864
  • Battle of Dug Gap: May 8, 1864
  • Battle of Nickajack Gap: March 9, 1864; May 7, 1864
  • Battle of Dalton I: February 22-27, 1864
  • Battle of Dalton II: August 14-15, 1864
  • Battle of Resaca: May 13-15 1864
  • Skirmish at Dalton: January 1, 1864; November 30, 1864; December 5, 1864; March 14, 1865
  • Affair at Dalton: March 13, 1865
  • Skirmishes at Tunnel Hill: September 11, 1863; February 23, 24-25 1864; May 5-7 1864; March 3, 1865
  • Battle of Tilton: October 13, 1864; Skirmish: May 13, 1864
  • Skirmish near Trickum's Crossroads: October 27, 1864
  • Skirmish at Buzzard's Roost: April 22, 1865

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 291 square miles (753 km²), of which, 290 square miles (751 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.23%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 83,525 people, 29,385 households, and 22,156 families residing in the county. The population density was 288 people per square mile (111/km²). There were 30,722 housing units at an average density of 106 per square mile (41/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.94% White, 3.85% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 12.01% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. 22.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 29,385 households out of which 36.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% were non-families. 20.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,377, and the median income for a family was $44,652. Males had a median income of $30,122 versus $23,709 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,515. About 8.60% of families and 11.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities

References

Coordinates: 34°48′N 84°58′W / 34.80°N 84.97°W / 34.80; -84.97


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Whitfield County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Whitfield County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 30, 1851
Seat Dalton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²),
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

83525
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/[[Daylight saving time|]]

Whitfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 30, 1851. It is part of the Dalton Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 83,525. The 2006 Census Estimate shows a population of 92,999 [1]. The county seat is Dalton6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 753 km² (291 sq mi). 751 km² (290 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.23%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 83,525 people with 29,385 households residing in the county. The population density was 288.0 persons per square mile. There were 32,047 housing units in the county. The racial makeup of the county was 66.0% White, 3.9% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.3% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.2% of the population.

Cities

Coordinates: 34°48′N 84°58′W / 34.80, -84.97

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