Historic High Country / Dalton

Historic Prater's Mill

5845 Ga. Hwy. 2
Dalton, GA 30721

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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.

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

Info & Amenities

  • Admission & Fees

    Tours by appointment / Group rates available $7


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Picnic Area

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site, Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Prater's Mill Country Fair

    Prater's Mill Country Fair

    10/10/2015 - 10/11/2015

    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 mill, built in 1855, grinds corn during the fair. Articles will be displayed ranging from handmade knives and baskets to fine oil paintings. Children under 12 are free with an adult.

    Funds raised at the fair are used to preserve the three-story grist mill. From a dilapidated building with holes in the roof and floor, peeli... read more