Dade County, Georgia
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Dade County, Georgia, is situated in the north west corner of the state, and contains 225 square miles. It is drained by Lookout Creek, a branch of the Tennessee River. The surface is mountainous, with fertile valleys. Capital, Trenton. There were in 1840, neat cattle 1,545, sheep 1,043, swine 5,373; wheat 3,940 bushels produced, Indian corn 77,810, oats 7,517, potatoes 2,701, tobacco 1,331 pounds, cotton 32,904; 8 stores, capital $9,550; 3 tanneries, 4 distilleries, 4 grist mills, 2 saw mills. Population: whites 1,235, slaves 79; total, 1,364.

Trenton is a post village, capital of Dade County, Georgia. It is situated 1 mile west of Lookout Creek and 14 miles south of the Tennessee River, and contains a court house, jail, and several dwellings.


Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843




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