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, . . . — — Map (db m57731) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m82779) HM
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. . . . — — Map (db m57996) HM