Whitfield County And All Of Its Charm

If you enjoy all of the southern charm offered by Georgia, then Whitfield County may be one of your next destinations. The county includes the cities of Tunnel Hill, Varneli, Choutta and Dalton. The median household income for people living in this area is $40,596.

Great Awakening

In 1851, Whitfield County separated from Murray County. The namesake for the County is Reverend George Whitfield, whose revival sermons were a crucial part of the first Great Awakening and combined with several other leaders to define the Methodist Movement.


In addition to serving as a religious leader, Whitfield also founded the Bethesda Orphan House in Savannah. The name of the county was updated to reflect the proper pronunciation of the preacher’s name. The county seat of Dalton was previously known as Cross Plains and the city was named after civil engineer, John Dalton.


Education offers many opportunities for the students of the county. The schools have a good reputation and include three private schools, Christian Heritage School, Learning Tree School, and Cedar Valley Christian Academy. That’s in addition to a broad range of elementary, middle, and high schools for students throughout the county based on their exact location.

The annual high temperature in the area if 71 degrees, but the area offers a mild climate that suits many people.