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This Day in Georgia History

December 25, 1837

Dade County Created

Gov. George Gilmer signed an act creating Dade County as Georgia’s 92nd county. Created from portions of Walker County, the new county was named for Maj. Francis Dade, who commanded a company of U.S. soldiers that was massacred by Seminole Indians near Withlacoocha in Dec. 1835 - an event leading to the Seminole War.

To view the Dade County historical marker, see the Digital Library of Georgia.
Image of Dade County Created View large image
Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government