Introduction to Dawson, Georgia
Dawson was originally inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. It was officially incorporated as a city on December 22, 1857. The city was named after Senator William Crosby Dawson, who fought in the Creek War and also compiled the laws of the State of Georgia. Dawson is also the county seat of the Terrell county.
Dawson and nearby Attractions
- Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum
- Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
- George T. Bagby State Park
- Dawson Country Club
- Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
- Albany Museum of Art
Things To Do In Dawson
The local museums include the Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum and Albany Museum of Art. The Dawson Country Club is the area's closest golf course. The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site houses replicas of the President's residence, school, boyhood farm, as well as the railroad depot that served as his campaign headquarters.
Southwest Georgia Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.
Dawson Higher Education
The schools for higher education are Albany State University, Columbus State University, and Fort Valley State University.