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Whitfield-Murray Historical Society
P.O. Box 6180, Dalton, GA 30722-6180     (706)278-0217
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Whitfield-Murray Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization, which seeks to preserve and document the history of Whitfield and Murray County, Georgia. Its headquarters is the old Crown Gardens and Archives building at 715 Chattanooga Avenue in Dalton, Georgia. The 1905 building formerly served as the offices of Crown Cotton Mills, a historic textile mill in Dalton. The historical society maintains several local historical properties. These include the historical Hamilton House, the Blunt House, and Dug Gap Battle Park in Whitfield County, Georgia; and the Wright Hotel and the old depot in Murray County, Georgia. Crown Gardens and Archives also preserves local historical documents and research material. Its holdings include original ledgers, stock certificates, employee payroll records, and other historic documents relating to the old Crown Cotton Mill; documents and photos relating to the history of the local chenille and carpet textile industry; and photos and memorabilia relating to Catherine Evans Whitener, a pioneer of the former chenille cottage industry in North Georgia. Genealogical research materials, including local family files, history books, local records, county histories of Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Catoosa, and surrounding counties, regional marriage and cemetery indexes, and other research material. Some of these published materials, such as Murray County Heritage (book or CD), Whitfield County (book), Murray County Marriages (book/index), Whitfield County Marriages (book/index) and other indexes are available for sale at the archives. The historical society also publishes a monthly newsletter and a historical quarterly. For current fees, prices of our books and other store items, to place an order, or for more information, please contact the historical society at (706) 278-0217. This volunteer page is provided courtesy of Southern Muse. As of 2009, the historical society has a home page and a Facebook fan page.

In addition to the archives' research room, the historical society maintains a collection of historical antiques, artifacts and documents, including a chenille bedspread collection and a collection of Civil War artifacts. For more information on specific collections of the historical society, please contact the historical society or visit Crown Gardens and Archives at 715 Chattanooga Avenue, Dalton, Georgia.

Whitfield-Murray Historical Society awards one to two scholarships per year to students in Murray or Whitfield County. The historical society also presents two Historic Preservation Awards to individuals or organizations who make outstanding contributions to the preservation of our local history. Find out more...

Selected WMHS Biographies Jennifer Detweiler   Erik Gallman   Marcelle White

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Georgia's Virtual Vault (excellent database)



Whitfield-Murray Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization and is primarily supported by the donations and volunteer efforts of local individuals and organizations. The Board of Directors meets bi-monthly in Chatsworth, Georgia. Officers are elected once every two years. Regular meetings are held at various local historical places and are open to the public ~ dates and locations of meetings appear in each newsletter. Donations to Whitfield-Murray Historical Society are tax deductible.

This page is provided by Southern Muse as a courtesy to the historical society. Southern Muse is the home page of D.K. Pritchett, a historical-society volunteer.

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