Whitfield County, Georgia

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Whitfield County
Map of Georgia highlighting Whitfield County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°48′N 84°58′W / 34.8°N 84.97°W / 34.8; -84.97
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedDecember 30, 1851
Named forGeorge Whitefield
Largest cityDalton
 • Total291 sq mi (750 km2)
 • Land290 sq mi (800 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (2 km2)  0.2%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density353/sq mi (136/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district14th

Whitfield County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census shows a population of 102,599.[1] The county seat is Dalton.[2] The county was created on December 30, 1851.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 253. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.