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Welcome to Dawson ...

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

When the people of Dawson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dawsonite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Dawson has a population of 4,291 people<2> (see below for details).

Dawson was established in 1857.

The community of Dawson is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 is within the (229) area code.

The ZIP code for Dawson: 39842<4>

Population Details ...

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.

With a 2010 count of 4,540 people, the population of Dawson decreased 10.24% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 5,058 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Dawson had an population of 4,291 people. This is a decrease of 5.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.16% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Dawson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Dawson and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2016
Bronwood   [Map]   383   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Leesburg   [Map]   3,006   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Morgan   [Map]   1,782   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Palmyra   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Parrott   [Map]   149   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Plains   [Map]   734   N   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dawson.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dawson. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dawson. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dawson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Dawson.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Dawson. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dawson.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dawson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Dawson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dawson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dawson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dawson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7736, Longitude: -84.4414     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Dawson.