The Georgia Historic Preservation Division is now accepting applications for the Georgia Centennial Farm Award. To qualify, your farm should have been operating for 100 years with a minimum of 10 acres, produce at least $1,000 in annual farm-generated income, and retai...

The Dade County Historical Society announces its third annual Cemetery Walk, which will take place on Saturday afternoon, April 25, hour to be announced later. This year we'll feature Sarah’s Chapel Cemetery in Morganville. This cemetery was begun in the early 1840s by...

Joy Odom did a wonderful and comprehensive job of explaining how Dade County came to be and what the 1850 census could tell us about our county’s beginnings. Census stories are very relevant as shortly we will be given the opportunity to be counted again.

Having been g...

The Dade County Historical Society has announced plans to facilitate Phase Two of our county-wide historical structures survey. The project is being conducted by the Trenton-Dade Historic Preservation Commission with the support of a generous grant from the state of Ge...

Editor's Note: This is the final installment of Joy Odom's Georgia Land Lottery series. For the others, click the history icon from the home page or go to Columns, then History in the Navigator above.

In 1850, most of the households in Dade were headed by people who wer...

6th Georgia Captain John Guinn Hanna was killed at Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862. Historical photo courtesy Neal Thompson.

Editor's Note: The following in an excerpt from the Civil War history blog of John Banks concerning the life and especially the death of Capt. John Ha...

On Saturday, February 1, at 2 p.m., Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special 45-minute program at the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District focusing on how the Cherokee felt under the influence of English trade and, ultimately,...

Editor's note: This is a new installment in Joy Odom's ongoing series on the Georgia Land Lottery. For preceding installments, click the history icon on the home page, or "columns," then "history," in the navigator above.

For much of the information I have used in this...

Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.--On Saturday, January 18, at 2 p.m., Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special program at the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. This 45-minute talk focuses on the Cherokee who fought alongside Andrew Jac...

Editor's note: This is a new installment in Joy Odom's ongoing series on the Georgia Land Lottery. For preceding installments, click the history icon on the home page, or "columns," then "history," in the navigator above.

Often as I drive through some of the less popula...

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