Dade County, Georgia Genealogy Guide

Dade County, Georgia (Map It) was created on December 25, 1837 from Walker County. Dade County was named in honor of Major Francis L. Dade (1793 - 1835), a hero of the Seminole War. Learn More About State of Georgia History.

Dade County is bordered by  Marion County, Tennessee (north), Hamilton County, Tennessee (northeast), Walker County (southwest), DeKalb County, Alabama (southwest), Jackson County, Alabama (west)

A Map of Dade County, Georgia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Dade County, Georgia Courthouse Records

Dade County, Georgia Courthouse
Dade County, GA Courthouse

The Dade County Courthouse is located in Trenton, Georgia. County Courthouse burned in April 1853 and the second one was 21 November 1863. Some records were destroyed. Learn More About State of Georgia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Dade county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

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  • Dade County Clerk of Superior Court has Land Records from 1853 and Court Records from 1854. The County Clerk of Superior Court has jurisdiction over cases for title to land and equity, felony cases, adoptions, divorces, child support and custody enforcement. The clerk also is tasked with recording deeds and maintaining the chain of title to all property in the county. Be aware that Lands were given to Georgia citizens by lotteries for the years 1832, 1832 (Gold), 1833.
  • Dade County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1866 and Probate Records from 1853.The County Clerk of Probate Court responsibilities include legal proceedings forh Wills, Estates, Guardianships of minor children, Involuntary Committals Hearings, Issuance of Marriage License, ect.. The county probate judge's office is the office where the most valuable genealogical records are created and maintained in the state of Georgia.
  • Dade County Tax Digests are records scanned from microfilm in the Georgia Archives.
  • Dade County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Dade County, Georgia Census Records

Dade County, Georgia Vital Records

Dade County, Georgia Resources

Dade County, Georgia External Links

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