Dade County

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Dade County is named for Francis Dade, who was a Virginian stationed in central Florida to help enforce the treaty that ended the First Seminole War.


Created:  December 25, 1837

County Seat: 

Trenton  1837 – present


County Courthouse – Trenton 


Location:  255 Crabtree Street / Cass Avenue

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Frank McDonald Architects

Contractor:  Construction Consultants of Chattanooga, Tennessee


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The main entrance is a two story section on the east side of the north front. The building has a canopy supported by two pillars and a pitched green colored roof. The center section has a large glass window. There are three sections along the north front which project from the main building. The building is the Dade County Courts Facility.


Old County Courthouse – Trenton 




Location:  12371 South Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Dutch Colonial Revival / Carpenter Style

Architect:  Barrett Construction Company of Dalton

Contractor:  Barrett Construction Company of Dalton


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The entrance is in the center of the first story. The windows have stone trim. At each corner is a square brick projection above the roof line.


Note:  The courthouse is similar to the early Carpenter Style in North Georgia as seen in the courthouses in Dawson County and White County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Dade County Courthouse


County Justice Building – Trenton 




Location:  75 Cass Avenue / Church Street

Built:  1988 – 1989

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Associated Architectural Services

Contractor:  T & C Construction Company Inc.


Description:  The building faces east and is a one story concrete, brick and glass structure. The building has a flat roof line. The building houses the law enforcement branch.


County Administration – Trenton 




Location:  71 Cass Avenue / Church Street

Built:  2000 – 2001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Killian Clark Partnership of Ringgold

Contractor:   Construction Consultants of Chattanooga, Tennessee


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. There is a large arch at the north entrance on the second story. The first story follows the hill southwards.



N – Marion County, Tennessee and Hamilton County, Tennessee

E – Walker County

S – Walker County

W – DeKalb County, Alabama and Jackson County, Alabama









































Photos taken 2010