Greater Dalton - Call it Home
Between Atlanta and Chattanooga is a place called Greater Dalton. Itís midway between metro and Main Street, halfway between skyscrapers and swimming holes. We call it just right; you might want to call it home.
Greater Dalton is a place where art still lives in public school classrooms and every kid plays ball. Itís a place where you can unwind downtown over a good Merlot on a Friday night, or catch a race at the local dirt track or see a spirited soccer match any weekend afternoon. Mountain bike trails call out to the adventure-seeker and Civil War buffs immerse themselves in the local history. Ballfields, tennis courts and the areaís three premiere golf courses are constant beehives of activity.
Living is easy in Greater Dalton where beautiful homes grace the rolling green hills that characterize this region of Northwest Georgia. Itís a place where your bank teller will soon know you by name and youíll see a dozen people you know every time you go to the grocery store.
But this is not your typical small Southern community. Greater Dalton is a special place, with a brilliant past and a brighter future. Fortune has indeed smiled on this community. Itís a place where entrepreneurial spirit is nurtured and celebrated, beginning with the most unlikely of candidates. In the early twentieth century, a young Dalton farm girl, Catherine Evans Whitener, was looking for a more efficient means to produce her popular chenille bedspreads. She developed a technique that was eventually modified into technology that went on to produce chenille rugs and from that, broadloom carpet and voila Ė a mega-industry was born!
Today, the Greater Dalton area remains the hub of a huge international industry that has expanded beyond carpet to include the manufacture and distribution of all kinds of floorcovering, including carpet, rugs, hardwood, vinyl, tile, laminate and more.
The same entrepreneurial spark that ignited in Catherine Evans Whitener, that burned in the pioneers who transformed Dalton, Georgia from Peacock Alley into the Carpet Capital of the World still glows in Greater Dalton today. Innovation and creativity breed here and call out to those itching to start somewhere fresh. Brilliant past, brighter future. Greater DaltonÖcall it home.