Dawson is a great little town, with scenes like this to appeal to any history-minded visitor or photographer. If you’re ever nearby, spend an hour or so exploring their historic downtown, or any of the other small communities in Terrell County. For a great overview of the area’s historic structures, visit the Terrell County Historic Preservation Society and click on the “Driving Tour” link on the left hand side of the page:
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Though it’s been a hardware store for many years, this wonderful building is best known locally as the Dawson Pharmacy building. John Clark (host of GNN’s Georgia Focus and a Dawson native) relates that this was recently used as a set location in the Disney movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green. I’ll be talking with John on the upcoming Halloween edition of Georgia Focus and will keep you posted as to airtimes!
Though the official list of Georgia Carnegie libraries list its date of construction as 1913, I think that was just when the funding process was initiated. It was completed in 1914 at a cost of $10,000. It served the community as a library until 1999 and after undergoing a renovation in the late 1990s it became the headquarters of the Terrell County Historic Preservation Society.