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Welcome to Dighton ...

The city of Dighton is located in Lane County<1> and is the County Seat for Lane County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dighton has a population of 896 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dighton.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Dighton: Named for Richard Deighton, an early settler in this area.

Dighton is 2,760 feet [841 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Dighton is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Dighton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Dighton: (620)

The ZIP code for Dighton: 67839<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dighton had an population of 896 people. This is a decrease of 13.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 28.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dighton had a population of 1,038 people (or 59.31% of the total population of Lane County). This makes Dighton the county's most populous community.

The population of Dighton represents 0.04% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 196th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,038 people, the population of Dighton decreased 17.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,261 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dighton.

Communities Also Named Dighton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kansas communities named Dighton: This one is located in Lane County and the other is located in Saline County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 4 communities that are also named Dighton - they are located in Massachusetts, Michigan and Oklahoma.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dighton.

Communities near Dighton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dighton.

  • Utica [Ness County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
    • Utica [Ness County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Dighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<6>
  • Amy [Lane County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
    • Amy [Lane County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Dighton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Amy:
    • Ellen
  • Alamota [Lane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamota
    • Alamota [Lane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Dighton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamota have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamota
  • Shields [Lane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shields
    • Shields [Lane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Dighton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Healy [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healy
      • Healy [Lane County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Dighton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Healy have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Healy<6>
    • Beeler [Ness County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beeler
      • Beeler [Ness County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Dighton
      • Former name for Beeler:
      • Beelerville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beeler
    • Ravanna [Finney County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravanna
      • Ravanna [Finney County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the south of Dighton
      • Former names for Ravanna:
      • Bulltown
      • Cowland
      • Mason
    • Scott City [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott City
      • Scott City [Scott County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the west of Dighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,736 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Scott City:
      • Scott
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scott City<6>
    • Arnold [Ness County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
      • Arnold [Ness County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Dighton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
    • Elkader [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkader
      • Elkader [Logan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Dighton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkader have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Elkader:
      • Ben Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkader

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dighton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dighton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dighton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dighton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dighton. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dighton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dighton ...

Looking for more information about Dighton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dighton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dighton.

Adding Dighton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dighton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dighton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dighton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dighton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Kansas

About Lane County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dighton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Lane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dighton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dighton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dighton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dighton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dighton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dighton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DightonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dighton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4820, Longitude: -100.4670    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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