Dawsonville is a city in Dawson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 619 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Dawson County
Location in Dawson County and the state of Georgia
Dawsonville was founded in 1857 as seat of the newly formed Dawson County. It was incorporated a town in 1859 and as a city in 1952. The community is named for Senator William Crosby Dawson.
Dawsonville is located at 34°25′N 84°7′W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.
Amicalola Falls, located in Dawsonville, is on the List of the seven natural wonders of Georgia (U.S. state).
The city's community is known in auto racing circles for its long tradition of involvement in the sport (many racing skills originally developed as a consequence of moonshine activity in the area) and celebrates its involvement every October with the yearly festival aptly named by locals as the "Mountain Moonshine Festival." Dawsonville is the home of retired NASCAR driver Bill Elliott, who won the Winston Cup championship in 1988 and is to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and his son Chase Elliott, who currently races in the Nationwide Series. Bill's nickname, in homage to his hometown, is "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville". The city hall also has an extravagant racing theme as well.