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United States  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Georgia  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Dade County

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

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Online Records

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

Dade County Georgia Courthouse

Dade County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
County Clerk has divorce, court, and land records[1]

Dade County Georgia History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865 and 1895 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Dade County Georgia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dade County Georgia Genealogy Resources





Local Histories



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Dade County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Georgia.



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).


Vital Records

  • 1866-1902 - Dade County Marriage Books B and C Index 1866-1902. Batch M712621 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 - Dade County, Georgia Genealogy Mortality Schedules at Ancestry ($).

Dade County Georgia Genealogy Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Dade County Georgia Genealogy Websites

Dade County Georgia Genealogy References

  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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
  4. 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.