Dade County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Dade County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Seat Trenton
Largest city Trenton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

174 sq mi (451 km²)
174 sq mi (451 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0%
 - (2005)
 - Density

87/sq mi (34/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Dade County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 15,154. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 16,040 [1]. The county seat is Trenton6.

Dade County is part of the Chattanooga.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 451 km² (174 sq mi). 451 km² (174 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.10%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,154 people, 5,633 households, and 4,264 families residing in the county. The population density was 34/km² (87/sq mi). There were 6,224 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.51% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,633 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.70% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.30% were non-families. 21.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,259, and the median income for a family was $39,481. Males had a median income of $31,534 versus $21,753 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,127. About 7.50% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.40% of those under age 18 and 12.50% of those age 65 or over.


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.

Covenant College, originally established in California in 1955, moved to Lookout Mountain in 1964.

Quarter Controversy Edit

Georgia quarter, reverse side, 1999

Georgia State Quarter without Dade County.

Shortly after the Georgia State Quarter was released, Dade County gained attention over an apparent mistake in the quarter. The outline of the state of Georgia on the quarter appears to have accidentally left out Dade County, which is in the extreme northwestern part of the state.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 34°51′N 85°30′W / 34.85, -85.50

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