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Prater's Mill

Historic Site or Trail
Praters Mill established 1855 – Dalton CVB

ADA Accessibility Notes

Limited handicap accessibility.

Built in 1855, Praters Mill was a water powered mill originally fitted with the latest in grain cleaning, grinding and sifting machinery, all powered by the Coahulla Creek. During the Civil War, the mill was used as a campsite by soldiers from both sides and since it was considered an invaluable food source by the Union Army it was not destroyed. Visitors may walk the grounds of the mill and creek area in a park created to host an annual country fair the second weekend each October.

The site is also one of the trailheads for the Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway. An interpretive kiosk tells the story of Prater's Mill and the Byway.

How to Get There

I-75 Exit 341, Go east on GA Hwy 201 for approximately 3.5 miles until it ends, then turn right on GA Hwy 2 East and continue for approximately 3 miles. The mill will be on your left. Parking available.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets welcome on a leash.

Time Period Represented

19th Century


Daily - Daylight Hours only

Seasons Open

Year Round


Visitor Fees


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