Trenton is a city in Dade County, Georgia, United States. Founded in 1830 by European Americans, the area was originally known as Salem. In 1839 Salem was designated the seat of the newly formed Dade County. It was renamed Trenton in 1841. The population was 2,301 at the 2010 census. It is the only incorporated municipality in the county, and as such it serves as the county seat.
Trenton is part of the Chattanooga, Tennessee–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
On April 27, 2011, an EF-3 tornado with winds of 150MPH hit the city, causing significant damage and loss of life.
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The U.S. Post Office in Trenton, Georgia.
Location in Dade County and the state of Georgia
This was historically part of Cherokee people territory before Georgia and the United States forced them to cede lands and, under Indian Removal Act, relocate to Indian Territory in the 1830s. The area was developed largely for subsistence farming.
The noted Southern humorist and author and among the seminal writers of Southern humor George Washington Harris (1814-1869) is buried in the Brock Cemetery in Trenton. Although he greatly influenced the literary works of Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor, his grave remained unmarked until 2008.
Trenton is located at (34.875609, -85.508644).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all of it land.
The Dade County School District administers grades pre-school to grade twelve. It operates two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school The district has 167 full-time teachers and over 2,630 students.