Rising Fawn, Georgia

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Rising Fawn, Georgia
The U.S. post office in Rising Fawn
The U.S. post office in Rising Fawn
Rising Fawn is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Rising Fawn
Rising Fawn
Location within the state of Georgia
Rising Fawn is located in the United States
Rising Fawn
Rising Fawn
Rising Fawn (the United States)
Coordinates: 34°45′36″N 85°31′52″W / 34.76000°N 85.53111°W / 34.76000; -85.53111Coordinates: 34°45′36″N 85°31′52″W / 34.76000°N 85.53111°W / 34.76000; -85.53111
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)706/762

Rising Fawn is a small unincorporated community in the southern part of Dade County, Georgia, United States.[1] It is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also the location of Cloudland Canyon State Park.

Rising Fawn was named after the child of a Cherokee Indian chieftain. The custom was to name the child after the first thing seen. On the following dawn, the chief saw a fawn rise from its bed and thought that he hadn't seen anything more beautiful. He then named his child Rising Fawn.[2]


Rising Fawn is located in the northwestern part of Georgia, very close to the Alabama state line. Interstate 59 runs from southwest to northeast to the west of the community, leading northeast 28 mi (45 km) to Chattanooga, Tennessee (via I-59 to I-24), and southwest 120 mi (193 km) to Birmingham, Alabama. U.S. Route 11 also runs through the community, leading north 8 mi (13 km) to Trenton, the county seat of Dade County, and southwest 14 mi (23 km) to Hammondville, Alabama.

Notable people


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rising Fawn, Georgia
  2. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 189. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  3. ^ Wilson, Scott (19 August 2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 17. ISBN 978-1-4766-2599-7.
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