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Discover Dawsonville

Dawsonville, Ga. was founded in 1859 and was named after William C. Dawson, a commander in the Creek Indian War of 1836 who went on to serve in both houses of the state legislature. He was also a member of congress before the Civil War. The 2010 census showed the population of Dawsonville to be 2,536, a 139% increase since the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Dawson County.

A wooden jail and log courthouse were two of the first buildings constructed in Dawsonville. The original courthouse was replaced in 1860 by the historic courthouse that still stands in the middle of town today. The jail was burned during an escape attempt and until 1881, when construction was complete on the historic jail, Dawsonville’s prisoners had to be housed in neighboring towns. Both buildings have been renovated to restore them to their original appearance and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Dawsonville’s Ties to Racing

Dawsonville is the hometown of NASCAR driver Bill Elliott who, during his championship years, earned the nickname “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville”. Bill is the father of current NASCAR driver Chase Elliott. The city is also home to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Museum which contains an abundance of racing memorabilia. It is also the site of an annual car show each May.

Each October, Dawsonville hosts the Mountain Moonshine Festival during which the town comes alive with entertainment, cars and craft displays. Auto racing has its roots in moonshine running and its ties to the Dawsonville area.


The Dawson County School System operates with the motto, “Pursing Excellence for All” and is committed to incorporating emerging technologies into the education process in order to prepare local students to compete globally. Important elements of this commitment include:
• A goal of graduation for all
• Development of partnerships with the community
• Treating everyone with dignity and respect
• Utilizing extra-curricular activities to promote personal growth
• Establishing a foundation for responsible citizenship.

Health Facilities

Healthcare facilities serving Dawsonville include Northside/Dawson Medical Campus and Northeast Georgia Medical, both of which are urgent care facilities. Dawsonville residents in need of in-patient hospital care are served by Chestatee Regional Hospital in nearby Dahlonega, Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville and Northside Hospital-Forsyth in Cumming, Ga. Dawsonville orthodontist care is provided by Wilson Field Orthodontics.

Dawsonville Orthodontist Office

Orthodontics in Dawsonville

Your local orthodontist in Dawsonville is Wilson Field Orthodontics whose capable team incorporates the most advanced technologies to correct the positions of the teeth. Clients are provided with individualized care that includes a variety of treatment options. Invisalign, a popular alternative to traditional braces, utilizes aligners that are invisible, removable and comfortable. These aligners contain no metal or wires that often contribute to mouth abrasions. This Dawsonville Invisalign premier provider offers area residents the opportunity to receive the most advanced treatment while offering the convenience of an in-town provider. In short, those looking for an orthodontist in Dawsonville can do no better than Wilson Field Orthodontics who will provide the best in personalized care.

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