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Transportation

Dalton and Whitfield County are located 25 miles south of Chattanooga and 85 miles north of Atlanta. Dalton's business environment is strengthened by its location on Interstate 75 and the presence of two commercial airports within short driving distance. Maps of the various transportation methods are available on this website in the Map Room or you can create a custom map with the Logistics Industry Mapping Tool. For a summary of all logistics in Whitfield County, download the Logistics Spotlight.

Highways

The area is within a day's drive of half the country's population. Over 80,000 vehicles travel on Interstate 75 through Whitfield County each day. Within a 350 mile radius you'll also find 79 of the Fortune 1000, as well as 13 major US markets.

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Rail

Dalton is currently served by two different rail mainlines, CSX and Norfolk Southern. Dalton is also home to one of the few dual served rail trans loading facilities in Georgia, operated by both Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation. These facilities provide rail-to-truck and truck-to-rail transfer services. On-site personnel are available to meet customer needs. The local facility is equiped with appropriate telecommunications services, inventory management support, security-fenced and lighted, on-site truck scale, equipped with latest transfer machinery, as well as a truck wash. For more information, see the websites of CSX Transflo and Norfolk Southern.

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Airports

Just 90 minutes away from Dalton is a world-class international airport offering numerous direct flights. Closer to home are two other airports that provide travelers with a variety of options.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  • 90 minutes from Dalton
  • One of the world’s business airports
  • Serves as the main hub for both Delta Airlines and AirTran Airways
  • Features 18 national and international airlines with service to North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and Africa
  • Serves 151 U.S. destinations and more than 80 international destinations in 52 countries
  • Offers over 200 nonstop destinations

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport

  • 30 minutes from Dalton
  • Features 4 airlines with non-stop service to 9 destinations
  • Offers cargo flights through FedEx

Dalton Municipal Airport

  • Located 8 miles from center of Dalton
  • FAA approved Level III facility
  • 5,500 foot runway with high intensity runway lights and instrument landing system
  • Supports all types of general aviation users including business and corporate
  • Full service fixed base operator                                                                                                            

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Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority – 100 S. Hamilton St – Dalton, Georgia 30720
phone 706-278-7373 – fax 706-226-8739 – email EDinfo@daltonchamber.org
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