Terrell County was
created on February 16, 1856 as 329 square miles were taken from Lee
and Randolph counties. Randolph was created from Lee which was an
original county created upon Creek Indian cession. Terrell
County was named for Dr. William Terrell (1778-1885) of Sparta. He
was a famous state senator and later United States congressman. He
was responsible for establishing the chair of agriculture at the
University of Georgia. The county seat of Terrell County is
Dawson which is a famous Spanish peanut market. Incorporated on
December 22, 1857, it was named for William C. Dawson (1798-1857).
He was a Georgia-born lawyer and soldier, who was elected to the
United States Senate for one term beginning in 1849. Terrell
County is in the
southwestern part of the state and is bounded on the north by
Webster and Sumter counties, on the east by Lee, on the south by
Dougherty and Calhoun and on the west by
Parrott, Bronwood and Sasser are other towns in Terrell County.
county seat of Terrell County is Dawson which is a famous Spanish
peanut market. Incorporated on December 22, 1857, it was named
for William C. Dawson (1798-1857). He was a Georgia-born
lawyer and soldier, who was elected to the United States Senate for
one term beginning in 1849. "Read the History in "The
New Georgia Encyclopedia".
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