Dawson, Georgia

Dawson: City in and the county seat of Terrell County, Georgia, United States


Dawson is a city located in the county of Terrell in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,540 and a population density of 467 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,124 inhabitants.

The city was created 167 years ago in 1856.

Dawson locator map
Location of Dawson on Georgia map.

Quick Facts about Dawson

Population : 4,124 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Georgia (United States)
County : Terrell County
Different from : Dawson County
Phone Area Codes : 229
Area : 9.72 km2
Altitude : 351 feet / 107 meters
Capital city : Dawson is capital of Terrell County
Establishment : January 01, 1857 (167 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 12:26:46 (15th June 2024)
Postal code : 39842
Density : 424 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -10.09% (2010-2020)
Dawson City Hall NE corner image
Dawson City Hall NE corner
Dawson City Hall NE corner image


Dawson is located at 31°46'26"N 84°26'53"W (31.7738200, -84.4480000).

Dawson map


According to census records, the population of Dawson decreased by 10.09% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,540 - census
2011 4,560 0.44% estimation process
2012 4,468 -2.06% estimation process
2013 4,428 -0.9% estimation process
2014 4,389 -0.89% estimation process
2015 4,357 -0.73% estimation process
2016 4,285 -1.68% estimation process
2017 4,205 -1.9% estimation process
2018 4,152 -1.28% estimation process
2019 4,126 -0.63% estimation process
2020 4,124 -0.05% estimation process

Dawson zip code is 39842. County name: Terrell, County fips: 13273

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People born in Dawson (12)

People born in Dawson, including politician Stephen Pace, singer, songwriter and record producer Otis Redding, diplomat Lucius D. Battle, .


  • Walter Washington (American politician and former mayor of the District of Columbia (1915-2003)) he was born in 15/04/1915
  • Benjamin J. Davis, Jr. (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1903
  • Wayland Flowers (American puppeteer) he was born in 26/11/1939
  • Bill Perkins (Negro League Baseball player) he was born in 26/06/1906
  • Erle Cocke, Jr. (Recipient of the Purple Heart medal) he was born in 10/05/1921
  • Tanae Davis-Cain (American basketball player) she was born in 07/06/1987
  • Edward Ferguson Jr. (zoologist) he was born in 06/01/1907
  • Robert J. Jones (US scientist and academic) he was born in 01/01/1950
  • Malcolm MacLaren Johnstone (American World War I casualty) he was born in 03/09/1892

Schools in Dawson

College & universities near Dawson, GA

Code Name City ZIP
138761 Andrew College Cuthbert (GA) 39840-5550

Post offices near Dawson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Dawson Post Office Dawson (GA) 39842

Other places with the same name (8)

  • Dawson , Minnesota human settlement in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, United States of America with a population of 1,378 people.
  • Dawson , Texas town of the United States with a population of 798 people.
  • Dawson , Illinois village in the United States with a population of 478 people.
  • Dawson , Pennsylvania borough of Pennsylvania with a population of 343 people.
  • Dawson , Nebraska location in Nebraska, USA with a population of 135 people.
  • Dawson , Iowa human settlement in Dallas County, Iowa, United States of America with a population of 127 people.
  • Dawson , North Dakota city in North Dakota, United States with a population of 63 people.

Other cities in Terrell County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Terrell County , GA.

City Name Population Title
Bronwood 363 Human settlement in Terrell County, Georgia, United States of America
Sasser 257 Human settlement in Terrell County, Georgia, United States of America
Parrott 136 Human settlement in Terrell County, Georgia, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Dawson distances to largest Georgia cities