City of Dawsonville
|Incorporated||December 10, 1859|
|Address||66 Highway 53 W.
Dawsonville, Georgia 30534
Dawsonville, incorporated December 10, 1859, is the county seat of Dawson County. The city was named after 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 is the home of Bill Elliot’s 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.
According to 2000 Census, the City of Dawsonville had a population of 619 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 32.5%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.