Welcome to learning about the history of Whitfield and Murray Counties in Northwest Georgia! In addition to our headquarters where archival records are available for researchers, we maintain historic sites that would be danger of vanishing otherwise. Historical society properties include the Hamilton House, the Huff House, the Blunt House, and Dug Gap Battle Park in Whitfield County; the Wright Hotel, Chatsworth Depot, and the Spring Place Methodist Church in Chatsworth and Spring Place in Murray County, Georgia. The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society is headquartered in the 1890’s Crown Cotton Mill office building in Dalton, Georgia. Our headquarters, best known as Crown Gardens & Archives, and more recently called the Whitfield-Murray History Center, serves as a depository for historical records and research material relating to the history of Whitfield and Murray counties. Visit us for genealogical records, old photos, Cherokee and American Civil War information, and so much more.

  • Crown Gardens and Archives/Whitfield-Murray History Center – open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Huff House – open Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Blunt House – open Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Hamilton House – open upon request for weekdays. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dug Gap Battle Park – open daylight hours every day; parking along the road.
  • Wright Hotel
  • Chatsworth Depot and Caboose
  • Old Spring Place Methodist Church – available for special events and private functions

Whitfield-Murray Historical Society Museums are open every Friday for tours.  Donations are accepted for each museum.

715 Chattanooga Avenue
Dalton, GA 30720