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Dawson County, Georgia
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Dawson County, Georgia Facts

When was Dawson County, GA Created?
Dawson County was established on December 3, 1857 from Gilmer County and Lumpkin County. The county was named in honor of William Crosby Dawson (1798 - 1857), a U.S. Senator (1849 - 55), and a state legislator.

What is the County Seat of Dawson County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Dawsonville and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Dawson County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Fannin County (north), Lumpkin County (northeast), Hall County (east), Forsyth County (south), Cherokee County (southwest), Pickens County (west), Gilmer County (northwest)

Dawson County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Dawson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Dawson County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Dawson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Dawson Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Dawson County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Dawson County, GA Census Records

What Dawson County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Dawson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Dawson County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1860. Dawson County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dawson County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dawson County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Dawson County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Dawson County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Dawson County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Dawson County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Dawson County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Dawson County, GA?
A list of Dawson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Dawson County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Dawson County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Dawson County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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