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Dawsonville

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Incorporated Date: 
December 10, 1859
Population: 
2,536
Total Area: 
1.9 sq mi
Contact Information
415 Highway 53 East
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone Number: 
(706) 265-3256
Fax Number: 
(706) 265-4214
Email Address: 

Dawsonville, incorporated December 10, 1859, is the county seat of Dawson County. The city remembers William C. Dawson, a compiler of the laws of Georgia and commander of a brigade in the Creek Indian War of 1836. Dawson also served in both houses of the state legislature and in Congress before the Civil War.

Dawsonville is the home of NASCAR Champion Bill Elliot and his racing operation. The Elliott Museum and Souvenir Center showcases auto racing paraphernalia and memorabilia.

Dawsonville hosts a number of festivals and events, including the Dawson County Fall Festival. For three Saturdays in October, the Dawsonville town square comes alive with arts and crafts displays, clogging, and other entertainment.