Historic Markers Across Georgia



Tristram Dalton



Marker ID: GHM 155-29
Location: At City Hall, Pentz and King Sts, Dalton, GA
County: Whitfield
Coordinates: N 34° 46.33    W 084° 58.137
  34.7721678    -84.96895305
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4BMM
Tristram Dalton Marker  



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Tristran Dalton (1732-1817) was born in Newburryport, Mass; graduate of Harvard, 1755: admitted to bar but followed mercantile pursuits.

Delegate to Convention of Committees of New England Provinces, Providence, R. I., 1776; member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1782-88: Speaker, 1784-85; U.S. Senator 1789-91; Surveyor, Port of Boston, 1814-17.

His grandson, Edward White, laid out the City of Dalton, Ga., donating land for a City park and church sites. The city was named in honor of Senator Dalton and his daughter Mary, mother of Capt. White.

155-29 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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