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Welcome to Dawson ...
Dawson was established in 1857.
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).
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 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.
Communities Also Named Dawson ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Dawson was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1863.
We also found Dawson in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Dawson.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Sep 2023