- Source: Ed Jackson
- Marker: Dawson County
- Location: Old Dawson County Courthouse, Dawsonville
This County, created by Act of the Legislature
Dec. 3, 1857, is named for William C. Dawson
who died in 1856, having served in Congress
from Dec. 1836 to Nov. 1842, and in the U.S.
Senate from 1849 to 1855. He also commanded
a brigade in the Creek Indian War of 1836.
Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff
Samuel R. Fendley, Ordinary Henry K. Mikel,
Clerk of Superior Court Daniel P. Monroe,
Clerk of Inferior Court John Matthews, Tax
Receiver David H. Logan, Tax Collector John
Bruce, Treasurer James B. Gordon, Surveyor
Andrew I. Glenn and Coroner John W. Beck.
042-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954