You'll discover Dawson County in the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. Seemingly secluded and far from the bright lights and big city, it is actually only 48 miles north of Atlanta.
Cherokee Indians lived in these forests and gave the name Amicalola (meaning tumbling waters) to the spectacular 729-foot waterfalls, which are the highest in Georgia. The county claims 49 miles of shoreline on picturesque Lake Lanier. Gold was discovered in the area in the late 1840s and frenzied prospectors flocked to the area. The pristine streams now welcome fishermen, rafters, and canoeists.
Whether your passion leads you down a long winding country road, a lake home, a subdivision with a variety of amenities or a mountainous resort community such as Big Canoe, you're sure to find the perfect place to call home in Dawson County.