Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Blunt House

Marker ID: GHM 155-30
Location: US 41 in Dalton
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 45.998    W 084° 58.308
  34.76663883    -84.97179546
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6R6
The Blunt House Marker  


This house, built in 1848 by Ainsworth Emery Blunt, pioneer settler of Dalton, has been continuously occupied by members of his family. Appointed postmaster of Cross Plains in 1845, Mr. Blunt was elected mayor when that town became Dalton in 1847 and served for many years. He was the moving spirit and founder of the First Presbyterian Church in 1847 and held office as ruling elder in that church until his death in 1865. While Federal troops were in possession of Dalton during the War Between the States, this house was used by them as a hospital.

GHM 155-30 Georiga Historical Commission 1955


The Blunt House (NRHP) This site was built in 1848 by Ainsworth Emery Blunt, Dalton's first Mayor, and served as a federal hospital in 1864. Telephone for an appointment at 706-278-0217.
506 S. Thornton Ave.

Dalton, GA 30720 Exit 333 of I-75, east 1.6 miles on Walnut Ave., turn left on Thornton Ave.; the house is in the 3rd bock on the left. Parking available behind First United Methodist Church. Historical marker in front of house.