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Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Announces Dade County Photo Contest Winner and Get to Know Dade County

June 28, 2021

This week for the "Get to Know Northwest Georgia" series, we’re highlighting Dade County!

Winner of the Dade County Photo Contest

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Hang Glider over the Sunset in Lookout Mountain

Cody Doyle

 

Location of Photograph

Lookout Mountain, Georgia

 

From the Photographer

"Hang Glider over the sunset above Trenton from Lookout Mountain."

 Honorable Mention

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Lookout Mountain, Dade County

Pep Grimes

 

Location of Photograph

Lookout Mountain, Dade County

 

From the Photographer

"Photo from Pennington Point in the Lookout Highlands community looking toward Rising Fawn in Lookout Valley."

Get to Know Dade County

 

Founded: 1837

 

Population: 16,116

 

Largest City: Trenton

 

County Seat: Trenton

 

County Website: https://www.dadecounty-ga.gov/

 

Historical Landmarks:

 

  • Dade County Courthouse: "Dade County's fourth and present courthouse was built in 1926. More recently, the Dade County Justice Building, a block west of the old courthouse, was completed in 1989. The largest county government facility is the Dade County Administrative Building adjacent to the justice building, constructed in 2000 to 2001. Today, the courthouse still stands in the center of our community with grants in place to help us revitalize this piece of our history and help keep it functional for generations to come. The Dade County Courthouse is on the National Register Of Historic Places." Address: 12371 Main St, Trenton, GA 30752

 

  • Lookout Mountain Hotel: "The Lookout Mountain Hotel, built in 1928 with the South’s largest ballroom and 200 guest rooms, came up for sale when Covenant once again needed more space. The once-posh “Castle in the Clouds” seemed an ideal location for the College, and Covenant purchased and moved into the hotel in 1964. Since then, the College has significantly developed the campus and cultivated important ties with the Chattanooga community." Address: 14049 Scenic HighwayLookout Mountain, Georgia 30750

 

To find out more about Dade's history check out:

https://www.dadecounty-ga.gov/179/Dade-County-History

 

Things to do in Dade County:

 

  • Cloudland Canyon State Park: "Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon State Park is one of the most scenic parks in Georgia, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton's Gulch Creek, and elevation ranges from 800 to 1,980 feet."

 

  • Explore Caves: "Dade County is at the center of one of the world's most exciting regions for caving. Spectacular caves in this area contribute to the reputation of the area where Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia meet (known to the caving community as the "TAG" region."

 

  • Hang Gliding: "Lookout Mountain Flight Park is the largest and most popular full time hang gliding school and resort in the United States. Each year, the school teaches, certifies and solos five times as many pilots as any other school."

 

  • New Salem Mountain Festival: "The New Salem Mountain Festival, born out of the potential for a grand celebration of human talents amidst nature's splendor, is the second Saturday and Sunday every October (October 9-10). Autumn is quite evident as you become nestled in all its beauty while walking through the brilliant colored trees and breathing the cool crisp air in a beautiful woodland setting."

 

To find out more to do in Dade County check out:

https://www.dadecounty-ga.gov/210/Annual-Events

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos! Come visit Dade County and see all of the beautiful scenery!