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Welcome to Dalton ...

The town of Dalton is located in Chariton County<1>.


The location of Dalton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Dalton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1867.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dalton has a population of 16 people<3> (see below for details).

Dalton is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Dalton: (660)

The ZIP code for Dalton: 65246<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dalton had an population of 16 people. This is a decrease of 5.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 40.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dalton had a population of 17 people. This makes Dalton the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17 people, the population of Dalton decreased 37.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 27 people).

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

Communities Also Named Dalton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 27 communities that are also named Dalton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Texas (2), Utah (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Dalton ...

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

  • Slater
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Salisbury
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
    • Salisbury is located in Chariton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,510 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury <6>
  • Glasgow
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow is located in Howard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,084 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow <6>
  • Brunswick
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Bosworth
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bosworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosworth
    • Bosworth is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 286 people
  • Armstrong
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armstrong
    • Armstrong is located in Howard County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 276 people
  • Gilliam
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilliam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilliam
    • Gilliam is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 191 people
  • Miami
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Mendon
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendon
    • Mendon is located in Chariton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
  • De Witt
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Witt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Witt
    • De Witt is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dalton ...

Looking for more information about Dalton? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Dalton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Dalton.

Adding Dalton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Dalton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Dalton post office opened in 1867.

We also found Dalton in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dalton.

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

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Chariton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dalton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dalton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Dalton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dalton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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