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Welcome to Dawson ...
Although we found mention of Dawson during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Dawson was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Dawson was located in Cambria County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Dawson to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Dawson - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Dawson, please Contact Us.
When the people of Dawson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dawsonite<2>
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Dawson might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Dawson would be found within the (814) area code.
Communities Also Named Dawson ...
While we believe that this Dawson is located in Cambria County, we know of another 3 Pennsylvania communities named Dawson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Beaver, Fayette and Forest County.
Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 28 communities that are also named Dawson - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Yukon.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dawson.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Cambria County: www.co.cambria.pa.us/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 21 Sep 2020