Historic Prater's Mill
Dalton, GA 30721
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 located 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.
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Info & Amenities
Admission & Fees
Tours by appointment / Group rates available $7
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Picnic Area
Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round
Near Interstate Highway
Civil Rights, Civil War Site, Eco-Friendly
Suitable for Ages
Prater's Mill Country Fair
10/14/2017 - 10/15/2017
Prater's Mill teems with life as crafters and entertainers gear up for this quality arts and crafts show held in the atmosphere of an old-fashioned country fair. The fair focuses on mountain music, Southern foods, living history exhibits and the handmade crafts and original art of 185 talented artists and artisans. Craft demonstrations include blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, rug hooking, woodcarving and hand tufting, a cottage industry that evolved into the tufted carpet industry centered ...read more