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Welcome to Dotson ...

Dotson is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Dotson is located in Panola County<1>.

Dotson is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Dotson: (903) and (430)<3>

Communities Also Named Dotson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Dotson: This one is located in Panola County and the other is located in Fannin County.

Beyond Texas, there are 6 communities that are also named Dotson - they are located in Arkansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee and Utah.

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

Communities near Dotson ...

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

  • Henderson [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
    • Henderson [Rusk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Dotson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,049 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<5>
  • Carthage [Panola County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Panola County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Dotson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,354 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<5>
  • Tenaha [Shelby County]
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    • Tenaha [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Dotson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,134 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenaha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenaha<5>
  • Timpson [Shelby County]
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    • Timpson [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Dotson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,130 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timpson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timpson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timpson<5>
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    • Garrison [Nacogdoches County]
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      • Garrison [Nacogdoches County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Dotson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garrison<5>
    • Beckville [Panola County]
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      • Beckville [Panola County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Dotson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beckville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckville<5>
    • Mount Enterprise [Rusk County]
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      • Mount Enterprise [Rusk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Dotson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Enterprise<5>
    • Gary City [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary City
      • Gary City [Panola County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Dotson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gary City<5>
    • Caledonia [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Rusk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Dotson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Long Branch [Panola County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dotson ...

Looking for more information about Dotson? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Dotson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Dotson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Panola County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Panola, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dotson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dotson) 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 Dotson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DotsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dotson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0054, Longitude: -94.5289    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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