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Trenton in Dade County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dade County

 
 
Dade County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
1. Dade County Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 041-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1935.
 
Location. 34° 52.333′ N, 85° 30.547′ W. Marker is in Trenton, Georgia, in Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 11) and Court StreetAnoth, in the median on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton GA 30752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Dade County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
2. Dade County Marker
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6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trenton (within shouting distance of this marker); Macon Iron Works (approx. 0.9 miles away); Payne's (Sitton's) Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); The O'Neal House (approx. 1.2 miles away); White Oak Gap (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cole Plantation and Academy (approx. 4.2 miles away); Cole Plantation and Bethlehem Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Cureton Plantation (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
More about this marker. The marker stands in front of the Dade County Courthouse.
 
Regarding Dade County. Another reason for the "State of Dade" nickname: until 1939, there were no roads connecting Dade County with rest of Georgia. The county could only be accessed from Alabama or Tennessee.

The county's official web site is at http://www.dadecounty-ga.gov/
 
Dade County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
3. Dade County Marker
Dade County Courthouse (East Facade) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
4. Dade County Courthouse (East Facade) and Marker
The Dade County Courthouse was built in 1926 for a cost of $31,000. Two previous courthouses had burned, one by Union forces during the Civil War.
Dade County Courthouse (North Facade) image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
5. Dade County Courthouse (North Facade)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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