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Welcome to Dryden ...

The village of Dryden is located in Tompkins County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Dryden, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1817.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dryden has a population of 2,046 people<3> (see below for details).

Dryden is 1,080 feet [329 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Dryden lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Dryden is located in the (607) area code.

Websites for Dryden ...

Official Website:   www.dryden.ny.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.tccofc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dryden had an population of 2,046 people. This is an increase of 8.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dryden had a population of 1,890 people. This makes Dryden the county's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,890 people, the population of Dryden increased 3.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,832 people).

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

Communities Also Named Dryden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Dryden - they are located in Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon, Texas (2), Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Dryden ...

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

  • Ithaca
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ithaca
    • Ithaca is located in Tompkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,981 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ithaca <5>
  • Cortland
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Lansing
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
    • Lansing is located in Tompkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,866 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing <5>
  • Cayuga Heights
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayuga Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayuga Heights
    • Cayuga Heights is located in Tompkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,526 people
  • Homer
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
    • Homer is located in Cortland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,080 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer <5>
  • Groton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Trumansburg
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Moravia
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • McGraw
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGraw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGraw
    • McGraw is located in Cortland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGraw <5>
  • Newark Valley
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dryden. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dryden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dryden ...

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

Adding Dryden to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dryden 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 Dryden was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Dryden post office opened in 1817.

We also found Dryden in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dryden.

The official website for Dryden: www.dryden.ny.us/

The official website for Tompkins County: www.co.tompkins.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Tompkins, 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 Dryden.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dryden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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