Crown Gardens and Archives

Tourists can take a journey through history at the Whitfield-Murray History Center & Archives. This 1890s building once served as offices for the Crown Cotton Mill but now serves as headquarters for the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society. The facility is used for many functions—meetings, seminars, family reunions, social affairs and fundraising events. The building also serves as a depository of valuable information for those interested in genealogical and local historical research. One can find cemetery lists, marriage records, census indexes, county and family histories and more than 700 family files—all available to the public. The Archives also houses revolving displays of local historical interests.

Headquarters for the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, this building houses archives and research materials for the Dalton area.  This 1890 building was the former office of the Crown Cotton Mill - Dalton's first large industry established in 1884 - the original mill can be seen adjacent to the Archives and has been converted into loft condominums.

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Latitude: 34.7822805 Longitude: -84.9734759 Elevation: 716 ft
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Hours Open

Monday-Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Time Period Represented

Late 19th Century

Seasons Open

Year Round

Visitor Fees


ADA Accessibility Notes

Handicap Accessible

How to Get There

I-75 Exit 336 - Go South on US Hwy 41 (North Dalton By-Pass) Go to 4th traffic light (Reed Road/Chattanooga Road Intersection) Turn left on Chattanooga Road the archives will be 1 mile on your right. 

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