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Welcome to Dresden ...

The city of Dresden is located in Decatur County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dresden has a population of 39 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Dresden is 2,730 feet [832 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Dresden is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Dresden is located in the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Dresden: 67635<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dresden had an population of 39 people. This is a decrease of 4.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dresden had a population of 41 people. This makes Dresden the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 41 people, the population of Dresden decreased 19.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 51 people).

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

Adding Dresden to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dresden 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 Dresden was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Communities Also Named Dresden ...

While we believe that this Dresden is located in Decatur County, we know of another 2 Kansas communities named Dresden. Those communities are located in the following counties: Kingman and Smith County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 19 communities that are also named Dresden - they are located in Georgia, Indiana, Iowa (2), Maine (2), Missouri (2), New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Dresden ...

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

  • Oberlin [Decatur County]
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    • Oberlin [Decatur County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Dresden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,669 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oberlin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Oberlin:
    • Sappa
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oberlin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oberlin<7>
  • Hoxie [Sheridan County]
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    • Hoxie [Sheridan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Dresden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,191 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoxie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Hoxie:
    • Kenneth
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoxie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoxie<7>
  • Selden [Sheridan County]
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    • Selden [Sheridan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Dresden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selden
  • Norcatur [Decatur County]
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    • Norcatur [Decatur County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Dresden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norcatur
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jennings [Decatur County]
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      • Jennings [Decatur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Dresden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 90 people
      • Former name for Jennings:
      • Slab City
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    • Clayton [Decatur County]
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      • Clayton [Decatur County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Dresden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Allison [Decatur County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allison
      • Allison [Decatur County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Dresden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allison have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Allison:
      • Toiyabe
    • Kanona [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanona
      • Kanona [Decatur County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Dresden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanona have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Kanona:
      • Altory
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanona
    • Clayton [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Riley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Dresden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Rexford [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rexford
      • Rexford [Thomas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Dresden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rexford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rexford<7>

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 Dresden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dresden.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dresden. 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 Dresden.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dresden. See our Newspapers Page for Dresden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dresden ...

Looking for more information about Dresden? 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 Dresden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dresden.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kansas

About Decatur County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dresden. 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 Decatur, 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 Dresden.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dresden - 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 Dresden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dresden 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dresden) 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 Dresden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DresdenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dresden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6241, Longitude: -100.4221    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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