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Dalton is a city in Whitfield County, Georgia, United States.
It is the county seat of Whitfield County and the principal city of the Dalton, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area,
which encompasses all of both Murray and Whitfield counties.
The population was 27,912 at the 2000 census; the 2006 estimated population was 33,045.
Dalton is located just off Interstate 75 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwest Georgia
and is the second largest city in northwest Georgia, after Rome.
Dalton is home to many of the nation's floorcovering manufacturers.
Because of this, Dalton has a highly diverse population with approximately 40% Hispanic or
Dalton has many historic houses, landmarks and a rich Civil War history.
Dalton is home to the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center which showcases
the Georgia Athletic Coaches' Hall of Fame and holds events year round.
In 2002 Dalton's own Dow Chemical Co., Dalton Plant, ranked in the 60th percentile of the
dirtiest facilities in the entire U.S. for "air releases of recognized reproductive toxicants", according to Scorecard.org.
On January 18, 2001, Dalton Utilities settled allegations of Clean Water Act violations with the
EPA and the State of Georgia by agreeing to pay a $6 million fine and take measures to bring its
wastewater systems into compliance.
Dalton Utilities manages the electric, natural gas, drinking water and sewer services for the City of Dalton.
Regulators had alleged that the utility's land application of sewage contaminated the Conasauga River
and groundwater in the area. EPA Press Release 1/18/01.
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