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Welcome to Dawsonville ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dawsonville has a population of 3,259 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dawsonville.

Dawsonville is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Dawsonville: (706) and (762)<4>

The ZIP code for Dawsonville: 30534<5>

Websites for Dawsonville ...

Official Website:   www.dawsonville.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.dawson.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dawsonville had an population of 3,259 people. This is an increase of 28.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 35.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dawsonville had a population of 2,536 people (or 11.36% of the total population of Dawson County). This makes Dawsonville the county's most populous community.

The population of Dawsonville represents 0.03% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 203rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,536 people, the population of Dawsonville decreased 49.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,058 people).

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

Communities Also Named Dawsonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Dawsonville - they are located in Maryland, Missouri, New Brunswick and Virginia.

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

Communities near Dawsonville ...

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

  • Gainesville [Hall County]
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    • Gainesville [Hall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Dawsonville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesville<7>
  • Gainesville Mills [Hall County]
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    • Gainesville Mills [Hall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Dawsonville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,232 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville Mills
  • Willow [Lumpkin County] - Historic
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    • Willow [Lumpkin County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Dawsonville
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 15,138 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gaines Ferry [Hall County]
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    • Gaines Ferry [Hall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Dawsonville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaines Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Flowery Branch [Hall County]
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      • Flowery Branch [Hall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Dawsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,778 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowery Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowery Branch<7>
    • Dahlonega [Lumpkin County]
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      • Dahlonega [Lumpkin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Dawsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahlonega
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dahlonega<7>
    • Cumming [Forsyth County]
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      • Cumming [Forsyth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Dawsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,639 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumming
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumming<7>
    • Oakwood [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakwood
      • Oakwood [Hall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Dawsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,305 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakwood<7>
    • Jasper [Pickens County]
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      • Jasper [Pickens County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Dawsonville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<7>
    • Hargrove [Hall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hargrove
      • Hargrove [Hall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Dawsonville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hargrove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hargrove

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 Dawsonville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dawsonville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dawsonville. 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 Dawsonville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dawsonville. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dawsonville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dawsonville ...

Looking for more information about Dawsonville? 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 Dawsonville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dawsonville.

Adding Dawsonville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dawsonville 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 Dawsonville was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1863.

We also found Dawsonville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dawsonville: www.dawsonville.com/

The official website for Dawson County: www.dawsoncounty.org/

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 Dawson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dawsonville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dawsonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<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 Dawsonville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dawsonville 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dawsonville) 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 Dawsonville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DawsonvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawsonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4213, Longitude: -84.1188    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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