Dawson Borough

General Character

Dawson Borough is located in the north-central portion of Fayette County, approximately 12 miles north of Uniontown. The Borough lies along the Youghiogheny River and has a variety of past industrial uses. Today, the Borough has a mix of primarily residential and commercial uses.


Key Attributes

  • The railroad station
  • Youghiogheny River

Existing Built Area

  • 70% of Borough land area

Future Growth Areas

  • Growth will occur as in-fill and reuse of the existing urban structure

Resource Preservation

  • 17% of Borough land area

Rural Conservation

  • 13% of Borough land area