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Welcome to Dawson Springs ...

The city of Dawson Springs is primarily located in Hopkins County<1>. A portion of Dawson Springs extends into Caldwell County.

A typical abbreviation for Dawson Springs: Dawson Spgs. (or less commonly used: Dawson Spngs. or Dawson Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dawson Springs has a population of 2,636 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Dawson Springs is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Dawson Springs lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Dawson Springs is located in the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Dawson Springs: 42408<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dawson Springs had an population of 2,636 people. This is a decrease of 4.63% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dawson Springs had a population of 2,764 people (which is 5.89% of the total population of Hopkins County). This makes Dawson Springs the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Dawson Springs represents 0.06% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 109th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,764 people, the population of Dawson Springs decreased 7.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,980 people).

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

Communities near Dawson Springs ...

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

  • Madisonville [Hopkins County]
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    • Madisonville [Hopkins County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Dawson Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,656 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madisonville<7>
  • Princeton [Caldwell County]
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    • Princeton [Caldwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Dawson Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,063 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<7>
  • Providence [Webster County]
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    • Providence [Webster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Dawson Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,986 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Providence<7>
  • Earlington [Hopkins County]
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    • Earlington [Hopkins County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Dawson Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,321 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earlington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Earlington<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nortonville [Hopkins County]
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      • Nortonville [Hopkins County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Dawson Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,147 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nortonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nortonville<7>
    • White Plains [Hopkins County]
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      • White Plains [Hopkins County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Dawson Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Plains<7>
    • Mortons Gap [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mortons Gap
      • Mortons Gap [Hopkins County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Dawson Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mortons Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mortons Gap<7>
    • Crofton [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crofton
      • Crofton [Christian County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Dawson Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crofton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crofton<7>
    • Saint Charles [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Hopkins County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Dawson Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
    • Nebo [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo [Hopkins County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Dawson Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebo

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dawson Springs ...

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

Adding Dawson Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dawson Springs 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 Springs was on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

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

Mentions & References for Dawson Springs

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kentucky

About Hopkins County

About Kentucky

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

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Hopkins, 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 Dawson Springs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dawson Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dawson Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dawson Springs) 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 Springs. 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 Dawson SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawson Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1695, Longitude: -87.6906    
<6>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.
<7>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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