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Welcome to Dawson ...

The city of Dawson is located in Kidder County<1>.

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

When the people of Dawson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dawsonite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dawson has a population of 64 people<4> (see below for details).

Dawson was established in 1880.

The community of Dawson is 1,750 feet [533 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Dawson lies within the (701) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dawson had an population of 64 people. This is an increase of 4.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dawson had a population of 61 people. This makes Dawson the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 61 people, the population of Dawson decreased 18.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 75 people).

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

Communities Also Named Dawson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Dawson - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Yukon.

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

Communities near Dawson ...

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

  • Steele [Kidder County]
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    • Steele [Kidder County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Dawson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele<7>
  • Tappen [Kidder County]
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    • Tappen [Kidder County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Dawson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 205 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tappen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tappen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tappen<7>
  • Robinson [Kidder County]
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    • Robinson [Kidder County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Dawson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 46 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robinson<7>
  • Crystal Springs [Kidder County]
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    • Crystal Springs [Kidder County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Dawson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Driscoll [Burleigh County]
    • Lake Williams [Kidder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Williams
      • Lake Williams [Kidder County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Dawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Williams
    • Pettibone [Kidder County]
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      • Pettibone [Kidder County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northeast of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pettibone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pettibone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pettibone<7>
    • Medina [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medina
      • Medina [Stutsman County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the east of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 290 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medina<7>
    • Tuttle [Kidder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuttle
      • Tuttle [Kidder County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuttle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuttle<7>
    • Streeter [Stutsman County]
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      • Streeter [Stutsman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the southeast of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Streeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Streeter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Streeter<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 Dawson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dawson.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dawson. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dawson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dawson ...

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

Adding Dawson to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Dawson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897).

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

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Kidder, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Dawson refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Dawson may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dawson.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dawson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dawson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dawson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DawsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8680, Longitude: -99.7526       In this case, the coordinates for Dawson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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