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Georgia (Dade County), Trenton — 041-1 — Dade County
Often called the “State of Dade,” because, as legend has it, the county seceded from the Union ahead of Georgia, and only returned to the Union July 4, 1945. Created December 25, 1837, and named for Major Francis Langhorne Dade, killed by Indians in Florida, December, 1835. The county seat was first named Salem, then changed to Trenton in 1840. Outstanding picturesque mountain scenery accounts for the creation of Cloudland State Park. Rich coal and iron deposits have been worked since Ante-Bellum times. — Map (db m57731) HM
Georgia (Dade County), Trenton — TrentonGateway to Chickamauga and the Campaign for Atlanta — Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails
In early September 1863, a major Federal army entered Georgia for the first time since the outbreak of war. A division of Union Major General William S. Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland arrived here on September 4th, the first of at least 25,000 troops to pass through Trenton. They traveled here from northeast Alabama and southern Tennessee, crossing over Sand Mountain, with an ultimate goal of capturing Atlanta. ,br> While Rosecrans made his headquarters in Trenton, his men spread over all . . . — Map (db m82779) HM
Georgia (Dade County), Wildwood — 041-2 — Chief Wauhatchie’s Home
Just East of the railroad from here and 200 yards North of Wauhatchie Spring and Branch, stood the home of Wauhatchie, Chief of the Cherokees. In the War of 1812 he served in a company of Cherokees under Capt. John Brown, Col. Gideon Morgan and Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, fighting the Creeks from Jan. 17 to April 11, 1814. Old records say "Wauhatchie, severely wounded March 27th, ~ lost his horse." He was a signer of the Hiawassee Purchase of July 8, 1817, is listed in the U. S. Census of the . . . — Map (db m57996) HM
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