Place:Dade, Georgia, United States

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NameDade
Alt namesDadesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.867°N 85.5°W
Located inGeorgia, United States     (1837 - )
See alsoGwinnett, Georgia, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Dade County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population is 16,633. The county seat is Trenton.

Dade County is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In 1860, Dade County seceded from not only the state of Georgia, but also from the United States, however the secession was never recognized to have any legal effect. In 1945, the county symbolically rejoined Georgia and the United States.

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History

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Dade County was established in 1837 and was named for Major Francis Langhorne Dade, who was killed in the Dade Massacre by Seminole Indians in December, 1835.

The first settlers of Dade County won the land in Georgia's land lottery and came to work in coke and coal mines.

Georgia did not have a road connecting to Dade County until the purchase of Cloudland Canyon in 1939. The county could only be accessed through Alabama and Tennessee until then.

Covenant College, founded in 1955 in California, needed to expand into new facilities after just one year. Several professors helped Covenant move to St. Louis, Missouri where it grew for eight years and in 1964 the institution outgrew its facilities and moved to Lookout Mountain.

Dade County had a short-lived state secessionist movement during the civil war. Dade Countians wanted to secede from the Union but the State of Georgia was cautious. Legend has it that in 1860, the people of Dade County were so impatient on their state to secede from the Union, they simply seceded by themselves. On July 4, 1945, a telegram from President Harry S. Truman was read at a celebration marking the county's rejoining the Union. Historians believe, however, that Dade County seceded with the State of Georgia and reentered the Union with it.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1849 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 1,364
1850 2,680
1860 3,069
1870 3,033
1880 4,702
1890 5,707
1900 4,578
1910 4,139
1920 3,918
1930 4,146
1940 5,894
1950 7,364
1960 8,666
1970 9,910
1980 12,318
1990 13,147

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~gadade/


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