Whitfield County

Whitfield County, Georgia

PO Box 868
Dalton, GA 30722
Phone: (706) 275-7450
Fax: (706) 275-7456

On northern border of GA, northeast of Rome; organized Dec 20, 1851 from Murray County. Name Origin: For the Rev. George Whitefield (1714-70), prominent Church of England clergyman who established Bethesda, one of the first orphanages in the U.S. Spelling changed by clerical error

Area (sq mi):: 290.65 (land 289.99; water 0.66) Population per square mile: 313.40
Population 2005: 90,889 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 8.80%; 1990-2000 15.30% Population 2000: 83,525 (White 72.20%; Black or African American 3.80%; Hispanic or Latino 22.10%; Asian 0.90%; Other 14.30%). Foreign born: 16.60%. Median age: 33.00
Income 2000: per capita $18,515; median household $39,377; Population below poverty level: 11.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,391-$27,072
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 20.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Dalton County seat (31,478)

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    Whitfield County Sheriff's Office was informed that Spencer was subjected to a search.
    Whitfield County Schools in Georgia has launched several initiatives that reach out to families--many of whom are low-income, minority and non-native English speakers--to promote school readiness and on-grade level reading.
    Hanwha Q CELLS Korea, the solar cell manufacturing unit of Hanwha Group, said Wednesday it signed a memorandum of understanding with the Whitfield County government in Georgia to build a solar module manufacturing plant there.
    For at least 15 years, the Dalton-Whitfield Regional Solid Waste Authority has offered tree recycling services in which public works crews bring a wood chipper to convert discarded trees into mulch that will later be used for beautification projects around Whitfield County.
    "When I came back to Georgia they offered me a supervisory position up in Whitfield County, in Dalton.
    The lawsuit, filed against the Whitfield County sheriff's office in U.S.
    Address: Whitfield County Public Schools, 1306 South Dixie Highway, Dalton, GA 30720-0780
    The rugs were being sold for $3 to $4 each in retail stores in Dalton, Calhoun and Rome, Ga., according to investigators in Whitfield County sherriff's office.
    Dalton, Georgia is reputed to be the "Carpet Capital of the World." Numerous carpet manufacturing plants, support industries, research facilities, and related businesses have located their headquarters here, and industrial and residential growth has made the city and surrounding Whitfield County one of the most prosperous areas in Georgia.