Dawsonville and Dawson is a wonderful place to raise a family or enjoy and active retirement. Residents have the best of both worlds, country living with the convenience of an abundance of shopping, restaurants, several golf courses and community activities Stoneybrooke homes has been designing and building custom homes in Dawsonville and Dawson County for over 15 years.
Dawsonville is rich in history. It was incorporated in December 1859, and is the county seat of Dawson County. The city was named for William Dawson, “ father” of the laws of Georgia, and commander of a brigade in the Creek Indian war of 1836. He also served in both houses of the Senate legislator and in Congress before the Civil War. Dawson County was created by the state legislature in December, 1857.
The original courthouse was a log structure and the jail was a reinforced wooden building. A new courthouse was built in 1860, and is the oldest working courthouse in Georgia. The original jail was destroyed by a fire during an attempted escape. A new jail was built in 1881 just west of the courthouse. Both the courthouse and jail are listed
in the national register of historic places.
Dawson County also has an infamous history. In 1919, Congress passed the fullest Volstead Act, criminalizing the alcohol production in the country. Dawson County was a major source of illegal corn whiskey for Atlanta both during and after the Prohibition Era. Bootleggers modified their vehicles to improve speed and handling as they raced through the mountains eluding police and “Revenuers”. Over time, the “Moonshiner” cars were used for entertainment, a pastime that gave birth to stock-car racing and eventually NASCAR.
Georgia 400 bisects this eastern portion of the town. The Georgia 400 core door is the main road connecting Dawson County to the business communities of Atlanta and the northern suburbs. Along Georgia 400 and Dawsonville you will find the Georgia Premium Outlets, restaurants, and numerous shopping areas. On the eastern side of Georgia 400, is the largest lake in Georgia, Lake Lanier, with many lakefront communities, marinas and park areas.
Dawson County also is home to the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is located in the southeastern part of the county. This is 25,000 acre park offers a diverse terrain, ranging from foothills and mountain valleys, too high country ranges and river gorges. Two rivers and several major streams meander through the area. Dawson Forest WMA is a favorite location for hikers, bikers, horseback riding, hunters, and fishing year-round.
This Resident was designed and built for a young couple. A long gravel driveway meanders along the edge of their horse pasture to the home site. The home was designed to allow a view of the pastor from all of the main areas of the home. A screened porch and large deck allow the owners to enjoy convenient outdoor living. Although this home is part of a horse ranch, it is 10 minutes from the major shopping and restaurant district along Georgia 400.
This Residence is nestled on a gentle sloping 30 acre site, just below the peak of Sassafras Mountain in the western part of Dawson County. The home features an open floor plan, a large natural stone wall and fireplace in the great room, and and expansive exotic granite island in the kitchen. The kitchen design is unique with its large wraparound glass windows which affords the owner views towards the woods while preparing meals. The TREX deck is accessed from the great room through large sliding glass doors.