On U.S. 11 at Cureton Mill Road (County Route 171), on the left when traveling south on U.S. 11.
James William Cureton was born on December 25, 1829 in North Carolina. As a young man he went to Tennessee where he married Nancy Boyd. In 1849, he moved to Dade County in Georgia with the intention of finding a good site for a water powered mill. . . . — — Map (db m167659) HM
On U.S. 11 at Cloverdale Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 11.
"Cloverdale" was a successful plantation established by Colonel James Cooper Nisbet and his brother. At the start of the war, James Nisbet raised a company for the 21st Georgia Infantry Regiment and went to Virginia as a Captain. In the spring of . . . — — Map (db m167667) HM
On Back Valley Road (County Route 52) 0.2 miles north of Castle Drive, on the right when traveling north. Reported missing.
Brown's Spring, located at the base of Sand Mountain, was a major landmark used by the Federal Army in the occupation of Dade County in September, 1863. One of the logistical problems of the campaign was to make sure that all camp sites had an . . . — — Map (db m167956) HM
On Old Hales Gap Road/Slygo Road, 1.1 miles north of U.S. 11, on the right when traveling north.
William I. Cole was a prosperous 51 year old farmer at the time of the 1860 Federal census, living with his wife and three children. With a plantation on Squirrel Town Creek, he was one of the best known slave owners in Dade County. In addition to . . . — — Map (db m167716) HM
On Slygo Road (County Route 143) 0.3 miles south of Hales Gap Road (County Route 200), on the right when traveling south.
William Isham Cole was born May 7, 1805. He married Lovina Clark about the same time as the Treaty of New Echota between the U.S. Government and the Cherokee Nation that ended all Native land claims in the State of Georgia. Cole took advantage of . . . — — Map (db m134461) HM
On Main Street (U.S. 11) at Court StreetAnoth, in the median on Main Street.
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
On North Main Street (U.S. 11) at Morrison Ridge Road, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street.
During the war, the Macon Iron Works were built near the Trenton spring. The company was chartered in Macon, Georgia in 1862. "Mr. J. Cowles and his associates, of Macon," James A. Nisbet wrote on October 3, 1862, "have secured a large iron estate, . . . — — Map (db m167689) HM
On Sells Lane (County Route 100) 0.5 miles south of Lafayette Street (Georgia Route 136), on the left when traveling south.
This mill was built in 1836 by Jake Sitton, who operated it for a number of years. The material for te building was cut on Sand Mountain by Edward Price. All the lumber was of pure pine and was transported to the site by wagon with the axles . . . — — Map (db m167679) HM
On Lake Hills Drive west of Memorial Lane, on the right when traveling west.
The Zachariah O'Neal House is a rectangular single-pen log structure having corner timbering, and constructed with hewn logs. At one end there is a brick chimney. There is some weathering on the north end of the structure, but there is a new roof . . . — — Map (db m167698) HM
On Main Street (Georgia Route 58) at Court Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
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
On Georgia Route 301, 0.1 miles north of Phillips Drive, on the left when traveling north.
General James Negley led his 14th Army Corps division of the Federal Army of the Cumberland into Dade County by way of White Oak Gap in early September, 1863. “My division has arrived,” he reported, “and is encamped at Brown's . . . — — Map (db m167647) HM
On U.S. 11 near Georgia Route 299, on the right when traveling north.
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
On Pope Creek Road (County Route 111) 0.5 miles north of Old Bridge Lane, on the right when traveling north.
The Redding House is a large double-pen log structure with an open breezeway between the pens. There are stone chimneys on either end of the house. The structure is in excellent condition and has been fully restored by the owner. This was a working . . . — — Map (db m167717) HM