The Whitfield County World War I Memorial was dedicated on July 4, 1924, and relocated and rededicated on November 11, 2017.
The Memorial comprises a rectangular bronze plaque affixed to a rough-hewn granite slab with a polished front face. The plaque, which features the DAR symbol at top, lists in alphabetical order, without rank, the names of 19 men from the county who died in service. Sponsored by the Governor Milledge Chapter of the DAR, the memorial was dedicated on July 4, 1924, at the old post office on Hamilton Street in Dalton, Georgia. The American Legion spearheaded the 2017 campaign to relocate the memorial from the old post office to the grounds of the Whitfield County Courthouse, where other memorials are gathered. The memorial was rededicated at this new location on November 11, 2017.
The inscription on the plaque reads:
APRIL 1917 -- NOVEMBER 1918
WHITFIELD COUNTY PAYS TRIBUTE TO /THESE HER SONS WHO DIED FOR LIBERTY.
ELMER CHESTER / LEWIS HOPKINS
SPARTAN CROW / ROBERT LANHAM
GEORGE CUPP / JAMES E. MCDOUGAL
MELVIN DILL / AARON PANGLE
ROY ESSLINGER / SCOTT PROTHRO
GUY FELKER / CLAUDE RICHARDSON
SAMUEL FRAZIER / ADLAI E. STEPHENSON
CLARENCE GRANT / WILLIAM WEAR
AMOS HARDIN / JOHN WIMPEY
AND TO THOSE OTHERS WHO SERVED WITH/THE COLORS DURING THE WORLD WAR/
ERECTED BY THE GOVERNOR JOHN MILLEDGE CHAPTER /
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION /