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Dade County, Georgia
Dade County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. The 2016 Census Estimate shows a population of 16,257. The county seat is Trenton.
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.