About This Place
Dawson Springs is a city in Caldwell and Hopkins counties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The population was 2,980 at the 2000 census. It is the birthplace of current governor of Kentucky, Steve L. Beshear. From the late 1800s to the 1930s, Dawson Springs was well known as a spa and resort town. It is still popular as a toruist destination because of the Pennyrile Forest State Park and nearby lakes.
Dawson Springs is located at 37°10′18″N 87°41′21″W / 37.17167°N 87.68917°W / 37.17167; -87.68917 (37.171799, -87.689190).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.2 km²), of which, 3.9 square miles (10.2 km²) of it is land and 0.25% is water.