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Welcome to Dawson ...

The village of Dawson is located in Richardson County<1>.

When the people of Dawson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dawsonite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dawson has a population of 135 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Dawson is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Dawson: (402) & (531)<5>

The ZIP code for Dawson: 68337<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dawson had an population of 135 people. This is a decrease of 7.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 35.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dawson had a population of 146 people. This makes Dawson the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 146 people, the population of Dawson decreased 30.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 209 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 on a map titled Map of Nebraska (from Rand McNally, 1895).

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

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, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, 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.

  • Falls City [Richardson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls City
    • Falls City [Richardson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Dawson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,076 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls City<9>
  • Auburn [Nemaha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [Nemaha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Dawson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,342 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<9>
  • Sabetha [Nemaha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabetha
    • Sabetha [Nemaha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Dawson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,552 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sabetha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sabetha<9>
  • Pawnee City [Pawnee County]
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    • Humboldt [Richardson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humboldt
      • Humboldt [Richardson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the west of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 796 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Humboldt<9>
    • Table Rock [Pawnee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Table Rock
      • Table Rock [Pawnee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 253 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Table Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Table Rock<9>
    • Morrill [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrill
      • Morrill [Brown County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrill
    • Verdon [Richardson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verdon
      • Verdon [Richardson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verdon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verdon<9>
    • Bern [Nemaha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bern
      • Bern [Nemaha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bern have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bern:
      • Basel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bern
    • Nemaha [Nemaha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nemaha
      • Nemaha [Nemaha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Dawson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Nemaha has also been known as:
      • Nemaha City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nemaha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nemaha<9>

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 4 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Nebraska

About Richardson County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Richardson County: www.co.richardson.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Richardson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 village'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dawson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dawson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).
<6>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 village (such as Dawson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dawson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dawson) 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 Dawson. 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 DawsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1320, Longitude: -95.8306    
<8>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.
<9>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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