Historic Prater's Mill

Dalton
Historic High Country

Historic Prater's Mill

Historic Prater's Mill

5845 Ga. Hwy. 2
Dalton, GA 30721

706-694-6455

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"Save the planet... it's the only one with cornbread!" Bring the whole family to historic Prater's Mill for a day on the grounds. Enjoy fishing, picnicing and walking the nature trail. Built in 1855, the gristmill site is a trailhead for the Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway.

Prater's Mill is also one of the stops of the Blue and Gray Trail featuring Civil War heritage in northwest Georgia. The site was a camp for 600 Union soldiers in February 1864 and 2,500 Confederates in April 1864. 

Prater's Mill is a site on Georgia Hwy. 2, which closely follows the original route of the 1805 Federal Road. The Federal Road is also a part of the Cherokee Trail of Tears route in Georgia. Ancestral families who lived at Prater's Mill have ties to the European, Native American and African American cultures.

For more Prater's Mill information, visit our website.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

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