Top Reasons to Move to Dawsonville, Georgia!
- An illustrious past! Dawsonville's history dates all the way back to the nineteenth century, around the gold rush. The courthouse and the official county jail were the first buildings to be built in town, and the city itself was named for William Crosby Dawson, a famous Georgian soldier, politician, judge and anti-slavery campaigner. After the Army created Lake Lanier in 1956, there was further development and increased interest in tourism in the area. Those interested in learning more should check out meetings of the Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society, which meets at the Dawson County Library.