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Chauncey - a city that was formed around station number 12 on the Macon and Brunswick Railroad. 

Chester - named for Chester NY, an incorporated place in 1902.  Located in Northern Dodge County. 

Eastman - County seat. Eastman grew as a station of the Macon and Brunswick Railroad which was built in the area in 1869.  Eastman was originally named Levison and renamed Eastman in 1871.  Eastman was incorporated as a town in 1873 and as a city in 1905.  Named for W P Eastman who presented the county with a courthouse with W. E. Dodge.  First mayor was Ira R Foster.

Empire - Designated as a town in 1911.  A sawmill was established there.

Milan - a city on the border of Dodge and Telfair counties

Plainfield - a rural farming community which began in 1909.  Post office opened in 1909, closed in 2002.  Jail was built in 1910, but was destroyed not long after.  The Bank of Plainfield operated from 1911 until 1921.  A cotton gin and warehouse was built there in 1909.  Plainfield Baptist Church was organized there in 1913. 

Rhine - A town that sprang up in 1886 around the Seaboard Airline Railroad.  It is in the southern part of Dodge County.  In an agricultural part of Dodge County.  The first general store  in Rhine was owned by G W and D M Ryals.  A turpentine still was started by three brothers named Robitzsch who came from North Carolina.  For many years the land in the area was owned by J M Swymer.  Another pioneer settler was James Reaves. 

 

Historical towns from old Dodge County maps:

Amoskeag

Beehive

Copeland

Cox

Dempsey

Dubois

Fitzgibbon

Frazier

Giddens

Godwinsville

Gresston

Hopewell

Horton

Inglewood

Leon

Long View

Missler

Rawlins

Roddy

Sigurd

Suomi

Yonker/Yonkers

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