Editor's Note: Verenice Hawkins is one of Dade County's great natural resources. As Dade's public health nurse, she vaccinated generation after generation of babies; then, in retirement she began volunteering in the schools to help children with their reading and also...

Dade County World War I Inductees. First Row: Len Mason, Asa Reeves, Grady Hawkins, Charlie Gass, Bert Holtzhower, Gene Bates. Second Row: Dent Dean, Ed Tucker, Byron Forester, Lawrence Gass, Boss Cole. Third Row:  Mike Castleberry, Frank Carroll, Charlie Redding, Dolp...

Bob Dombrowski and Mary Petruska of the Trenton Arts Council in an "American Gothic" pose in 2010 in front of the Wildwood barn Bob used as a sculpture studio. He had to share it with the tractor.

Bob Dombrowski died in December, a death that went unmarked for some week...

This time, instead of a history article, we’re having an historical picture. This picture shows a group of students at Rising Fawn Junior High. At this time, Rising Fawn went through the ninth grade, and we’re guessing that this might be the ninth-grade group. I know t...

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...

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