Historic High Country / Dalton

Crown Gardens and Archives

715 Chattanooga Ave.
Dalton, GA 30720

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The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society is headquartered in the 1890's Crown Cotton Mill office building in Dalton, Georgia. Our headquarters, best known as "Crown Gardens & Archives," and more recently called the Whitfield-Murray History Center, serves as a depository for historical records and research material relating to the history of Whitfield and Murray counties.

The archives contain many one-of-a-kind documents that are unavailable elsewhere. Holdings include original ledgers, stock certificates, employee payroll records, and other historic documents relating to area businesses that no longer exist; documents and photos relating to the history of the local chenille and carpet textile industry; genealogical research materials, including local family files, history books, local records, histories of Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Catoosa, and surrounding counties; regional marriage and cemetery indexes; and other research material, including the Georgia Death Index on microfiche.

Publications of the historical society are also available for purchase at our headquarters.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Meeting Facilities

    Party Facilities

    General Information

    Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages