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Dawson County, Georgia

Dawson County Georgia
US county information
NameDawson County
Largest cityDawsonville
US Area
Total Area213.93 sq mi (554.1 km2)
Land Area211.04 sq mi (546.6 km2)
Water Area2.90 sq mi (7.5 km2)
Population Est.20643 (2006)
Density29.3/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Dawson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 3, 1857 from Gilmer and Lumpkin counties. As of 2000, the population is 15,999. The 2007 Census Estimate showed a population of 21,484. The county seat is Dawsonville.

It is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Dawson County is named for William Crosby Dawson, a U.S. Senator from Georgia.

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