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Dawson County, Georgia

76 Howard Ave E Suite 120
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Phone: (706) 344-3501
Fax: (706) 344-3504
www.dawsoncounty.org

In north-central GA, northeast of Atlanta; organized Dec 3, 1857 from Gilmer and Lumpkin counties. Name Origin: For William Crosby Dawson (1798-1856), soldier, jurist, and U.S. senator from GA (1849-55)

Area (sq mi):: 213.93 (land 211.04; water 2.90) Population per square mile: 93.50
Population 2005: 19,731 State rank: 89 Population change: 2000-20005 23.30%; 1990-2000 69.70% Population 2000: 15,999 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $22,520; median household $47,486; Population below poverty level: 7.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,571-$28,010
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 34.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 65.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Dawson County, Montana

207 W Bell St
Glendive, MT 59330
Phone: (406) 377-3058
Fax: (406) 377-1717
www.dawsoncountymontana.org

In central eastern MT; original county, organized Jan 15, 1869 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Maj. Andrew Dawson, commander of Fort Benton for the American Fur Company

Area (sq mi):: 2383.13 (land 2373.14; water 9.99) Population per square mile: 3.70
Population 2005: 8,688 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.10%; 1990-2000 -4.70% Population 2000: 9,059 (White 97.00%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 41.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,368; median household $31,393; Population below poverty level: 14.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,473-$22,590
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 13.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Dawson County, Texas

PO Box 1268
Lamesa, TX 79331
Phone: (806) 872-3778
Fax: (806) 872-2473
www.co.dawson.tx.us

In the southwestern TX panhandle, south of Lubbock; organized Feb 1, 1858 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Nicholas Mosby Dawson (1808-42), Republic of TX army officer killed in action

Area (sq mi):: 902.12 (land 902.06; water 0.06) Population per square mile: 15.80
Population 2005: 14,256 State rank: 144 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.90%; 1990-2000 4.40% Population 2000: 14,985 (White 42.40%; Black or African American 8.70%; Hispanic or Latino 48.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 18.70%). Foreign born: 4.20%. Median age: 35.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,011; median household $28,211; Population below poverty level: 19.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,054-$20,042
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.70% Median travel time to work: 14.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Dawson County, Nebraska

PO Box 370
Lexington, NE 68850
Phone: (308) 324-2127
Fax: (308) 324-6106
www.dawsoncountyne.net

In south-central NE, west of Grand Island; organized Jan 11, 1860 from Buffalo County. Name Origin: For Jacob Dawson, first postmaster of Lancaster (now Lincoln)

Area (sq mi):: 1019.30 (land 1012.92; water 6.37) Population per square mile: 24.30
Population 2005: 24,617 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 22.20% Population 2000: 24,365 (White 72.80%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 25.40%; Asian 0.70%; Other 16.70%). Foreign born: 15.90%. Median age: 34.30
Income 2000: per capita $15,973; median household $36,132; Population below poverty level: 10.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,883-$23,630
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 14.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Lexington County seat (10,056)

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    On the morning of September 4, DeShan Fishel dropped off her child at school in Dawson County, Georgia, and started back home.
    Attorneys Office would like to particularly recognize the cooperative efforts and assistance of the Leesburg, Virginia Police Department; the East Point, Georgia Police Department; North Augusta, Department of Public Safety; West Point, Georgia Police Department and the Dawson County, Georgia Sheriff's Office.