Historic High Country / Dalton

Blunt House

506 S. Thornton Ave.
Dalton, GA 30720

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The Blunt House is one of oldest two-story homes built in Dalton. It was the home of Ainsworth Emery Blunt, the first mayor and postmaster of Dalton. He was also one of the founders of the First Presbyterian Church in Dalton and was a very influential and prominent man among the Southern society of Dalton.

The Federal-style house was completed in 1848. In 1864, the Blunt family moved to Illinois, and the house was used as a hospital by the Union Army. At one time, it was also occupied by the Confederate Army, led by General Joseph E. Johnston.

Except for during the war, the Blunt family occupied the house from its construction until the 1978 death of Mr. Blunt's granddaughter, Emery Kirby Baxley. Each room has original furnishings used by the family. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Visitors can view vintage clothing and accessories, first edition books, antique toys and tools, family linens, antique kitchenware and many more items on display.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults and children $5.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Parking on Site

    General Information


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages