Rising Fawn, Georgia

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Rising Fawn, Georgia
Unincorporated community
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
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
Country United States
State Georgia
County Dade
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 706/762

Rising Fawn is a small unincorporated community in the southern part of Dade County, Georgia, United States. 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.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Desmond Doss, Medal of Honor winner from World War II resided in Rising Fawn for most of his life and raised his son there.
  • Silent film actress May Allison was born here in 1890.
  • MCPON Rick D. West.
  • Norman Blake, famed for his folk music, some of which appears on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, resides in Rising Fawn with his wife, Nancy, also a folk musician.
  • Army Captain (ret) Robert McMahan Woods (Bobby), a Bronze Star recipient and an official state of Georgia hero from Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan has his permanent residence in Rising Fawn, Georgia.
  • Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year, the Forester sisters are from Rising Fawn, Georgia.
  • Marine Ssgt (Ret) Joseph Ray Ferguson (Joey), a Bronze Star recipient, partook in both operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Ferguson lost his right lower leg in an IED attack on foot while conducting a combat patrol in the Kajaki District, Helmand Providence, Afghanistan with his K9.


  1. ^ http://dadecountyhb.wordpress.com/un_edited-articles/rising-fawn-community-history-of/. Retrieved 3 September 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)