Dalton, GA utilizes an area code overlay in which area codes 706 and 762 serve the same geographic area. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary because two different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code. The area code overlay was put into service on May 6, 2006.
In addition to Dalton, GA area codes 706 and 762 overlay is unique in that the overlay serves two distinct geographic areas. One portion of the area code 706 and 762 overlay covers northern and northeastern Georgia with a smaller section covering western central Georgia. The western central area of the 706 and 762 overlay covers the Columbus metro area, Lagrange and many smaller communities within the service area. The northern and northeastern area of the area code 706 and 762 overlay covers Athens, Augusta, Dalton, Martinez and Rome.
Dalton, GA is located in Whitfield County and observes the Eastern Time Zone. View our Times by Area Code tool.