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Do you know of Dawson ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Dawson. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Dawson.

Our sources for Dawson (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Dawson other than they indicate that Dawson would be found somewhere in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Dawson ...

We found 28 communities that share the name Dawson.

Within Kentucky, the name Dawson is unique.

Beyond Kentucky, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 26 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • DeKalb County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Dawson [DeKalb County].
    • Georgia
      • Terrell County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Dawson [Terrell County].
    • Illinois
      • Sangamon County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Dawson [Sangamon County].
    • Indiana
      • Warrick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Dawson [Warrick County].
    • Iowa
      • Dallas County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Dawson [Dallas County].
    • Manitoba
      • Please visit our profile page for the Manitoba community of Dawson.
    • Maryland
      • Allegany County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Dawson [Allegany County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of Dawson [Worcester County].
    • Michigan
      • Genesee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Dawson [Genesee County].
    • Minnesota
      • Lac qui Parle County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Dawson [Lac qui Parle County].
    • Missouri
      • Nodaway County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Dawson [Nodaway County].
      • Wright County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Dawson [Wright County].
    • Montana
      • Silver Bow County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Dawson [Silver Bow County].
    • Nebraska
      • Richardson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Dawson [Richardson County].
    • New Mexico
      • Colfax County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Dawson [Colfax County].
    • North Carolina
      • Lenoir County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Dawson [Lenoir County].
    • North Dakota
      • Kidder County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Dawson [Kidder County].
    • Ohio
      • Shelby County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Dawson [Shelby County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Tulsa County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Dawson [Tulsa County].
    • Oregon
      • Benton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Dawson [Benton County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Beaver County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Dawson [Beaver County].
      • Cambria County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Dawson [Cambria County].
      • Fayette County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Dawson [Fayette County].
      • Forest County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Dawson [Forest County].
    • Texas
      • Navarro County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Dawson [Navarro County].
    • Virginia
      • Hanover County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Dawson [Hanover County].
    • West Virginia
      • Greenbrier County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Dawson [Greenbrier County].
    • Yukon
      • Please visit our profile page for the Yukon community of Dawson.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dawson ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Dawson:

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Dawson - Services available: had a Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

More Orphans in  Hopkins County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Hopkins County.

Ansonia 
AshbysburghNew Homestead
AtkinsonNewold
  
BakersportOkema
Barnesley 
BernardPond River
 Powerfull
CarbondalePyro
Carlow 
ChelseaRomney
Cherry 
ChesleySilent Run
ComoSixseam
  
DaylightTrident
  
East DiamondUnderwood
Evergreen 
 Vogue
Hamby Station 
Hamby's stationWhite City
 Wicks Well
MonarchWoods
Morton 

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Dawson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.









 

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