The village of Dawson is located in the county of Sangamon. It covers a total area of 2.3 sq. km. The local inhabitants are engaged in businesses related to supplies of building materials, farm equipment, freight forwarding, contracting in masonry, motor freight and sheet metal, contribute to the local economy in a positive way. Local people are engaged to fire departments, construction companies and as management consultants, delivering service and contribute to the local economy.