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Dawson County Historical Markers

Dawson County


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Dawson County
  • Location: Old Dawson County Courthouse, Dawsonville

DAWSON COUNTY

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