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Georgia CountiesGeorgia is divided into 159 counties. Under the Georgia Constitution, Counties are granted home rule to deal with issues that are local in nature. Four consolidated city-Counties — Athens (Clarke County), Augusta (Richmond County), Columbus (Muscogee County), and Cusseta (Chattahoochee County) — exist.
Georgia has the second-highest number of Counties of any state in the United States, behind Texas (254). A few Georgia Counties have changed names over time. Jasper County was originally known as Randolph County. Later, the current Randolph County came into being. Webster County was once known as Kinchafoonee County, and Bartow County was formerly known as Cass County.
Dade County, Georgia
Dade County History, Geography, Demographics, Cities and Towns, and Education
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Dade County was named for a Virginian, Major Francis Langhorne Dade, who was killed in 1835 while fighting the Seminoles.
Demographics: County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Dade County, in Georgia's extreme northwestern corner, was established
in 1837, a year before the federal government began removing the original
inhabitants, the Cherokee Indians. Carved from western Walker County,
it was the 91st county created in the state.
Points of Interest
The 2,120-acre Cloudland Canyon State Park is located in Dade County.
Encompassing a deep gorge cut by Sitton Gulch Creek, the park has several
ridges and valleys for hiking and camping.
Cities and Towns:
Chamber of Commerce http://www.dadecogachamber.com/
Additional County Info
The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
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