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Welcome to Dawson ...

The city of Dawson is located in Terrell County<1> and is the County Seat for Terrell County.

When the people of Dawson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dawsonite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dawson has a population of 4,148 people<3> (see below for details).

Dawson was established in 1857.

The community of Dawson is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Dawson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Dawson (for example, toward Eufaula (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Dawson lies within the (229) area code.

The ZIP code for Dawson: 39842<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dawson had an population of 4,148 people. This is a decrease of 8.63% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dawson had a population of 4,540 people (or 48.74% of the total population of Terrell County). This makes Dawson the county's most populous community.

The population of Dawson represents 0.05% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 130th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dawson.

Adding Dawson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dawson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dawson was

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dawson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Dawson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Dawson - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Yukon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dawson.

Communities near Dawson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dawson.

  • Clarks Mill [Terrell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Mill
    • Clarks Mill [Terrell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Dawson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,637 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Mill
  • Herod [Terrell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herod
    • Herod [Terrell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Dawson
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,384 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herod have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herod
  • Dawson Heights [Dougherty County]
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    • Dawson Heights [Dougherty County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Dawson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,246 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawson Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson Heights
  • Leesburg [Lee County]
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    • Leesburg [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Dawson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,080 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wades [Randolph County]
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      • Wades [Randolph County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Dawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wades have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wades
    • Morgan [Calhoun County]
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      • Morgan [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,835 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgan<8>
    • Lake Park [Dougherty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Park
      • Lake Park [Dougherty County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Dawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Park
    • Relswood Terrace [Dougherty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Relswood Terrace
      • Relswood Terrace [Dougherty County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Dawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,079 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Relswood Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Relswood Terrace
    • Shellman [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shellman
      • Shellman [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shellman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shellman<8>
    • Smithville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dawson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dawson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dawson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dawson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dawson. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dawson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dawson ...

Looking for more information about Dawson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dawson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dawson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dawson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Terrell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Dawson refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Dawson may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dawson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dawson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dawson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dawson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dawson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dawson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DawsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7736, Longitude: -84.4414    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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