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Welcome to Dawson ...
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.
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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 11 Oct 2021