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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gadchs/ Dade County Historical Society]<br>
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P.O. Box 604<br>
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Trenton 30752
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110185259296456584560 Georgia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gadade/ USGenWeb Dade County, Georgia  project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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United States
Dade County

Guide to Dade County, Georgia ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Dade County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Dade County
Location in the state of Georgia
Founded December 25, 1837
County Seat Trenton
Dade County Court House Trenton, Georgia.jpg
Address Dade County Courthouse
PO Box 613
Trenton, GA 30752
Phone: 706.657.4625
Dade County Website

County Information

Dade County, Georgia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Dade County, Georgia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate



County Courthouse

Dade County Georgia Courthouse.jpg

Dade County Courthouse
PO Box 613
Trenton, GA 30752
Phone: 706.657.4625

County Clerk has divorce, court, and land records[1]

Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 417
255 W. Crabtree St., Suite 103
Trenton, GA 30752
Telephone: (706) 657-4778
Fax: (706) 657-8284

Probate Court of Dade County
PO Box 605
255 West Crabtree Street
Trenton, GA 30752
Telephone: 706-657-4414


Parent County

1837--Dade County was created 25 December 1837 from Walker County.
County seat: Trenton [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Georgia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Georgia County Boundary Maps" (1758-1932) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

1853 The courthouse at Trenton burned 15 April with a total loss of records.

1863 During the American Civil War the courthouse was destroyed on 19-21 November, destroying all probate records and marriages. Only two deed books and some minutes of the Superior Court survived.[3]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

DeKalb County  • Hamilton County  • Jackson County  • Marion County  • Walker County

Template:GADade County, Georgia Clickable Neighbors

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records


Cemeteries of Dade, Georgia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Georgia Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Dade County cemeteries.


Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Georgia denominations, see the Georgia Church Records wiki page.



Land and Property

Template:GA Land

Local Histories

Template:GA History




  • Georgia Military - USGenWeb Archives Project
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Dade County, Georgia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Dade County, Georgia Genealogy:

- 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company B
- 21st Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company H
- 34th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company F
- 39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry (Confederate) , Company D
- Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project

  • Hughes, Nathaniel Cheairs. 1989. The Civil War comes to Dade County. Rossville, Georgia: Delta Genealogical Society. 975.8342 M29h
  • Georgia. Court of Ordinary (Dade County). 1965. Confederate roster, 1861; Confederate pension roll, 1908-1952; and Confederate Veterans Aid Association minutes, 1889-1898. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Film 422022
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Dade County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.



Template:GA Newspaper abstracts


Probate Records

Online Probate Records

Colonial courts kept some early probate records.  From 1777 to 1798 and since 1852, the court of ordinary or register of probates has kept probate and guardianship records.  The inferior court handled probate and guardianship matters from 1798 to 1852.

Many probate records to the 1930s and 1940s are at the Georgia Department of Archives and History and the Family History Library on microfilm.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (not all years).

  • 1884-1886 - Wills and Estates 1884-1886 (digital images). See Names of Testators. Georgia Pioneers  ($)
  • 1853-1877 - Index to Appraisements, Inventories, Sales 1853-1877 Georgia Pioneers  ($)
  • 1903-1948 - Index to Will Bk A 1903-1948 Georgia Pioneers  ($)
  • 1884-1904 - Index to Wills, Minutes, Estates, Bk B 1884-1904 Georgia Pioneers  ($)


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and all slaves up to age 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Georgia State Department of Health , the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Georgia. See also How to order Georgia Vital Records

Marriage Records
Death Records
Vital Record Substitutes

Voter Records

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Dade County Historical Society
P.O. Box 604
Trenton 30752

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dade County, Georgia. Page 154 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Paul K. Graham, Georgia Courthouse Disasters (Decatur, Georgia: Genealogy Co., 2013), 25. At various libraries (WorldCat).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/09/Igigeorgiaad.pdf.