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Dickson, Tennessee

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The location of Dickson

Welcome to Dickson ...

The city of Dickson is located in Dickson County.

The location of Dickson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Dickson has a population of 15,583 people<2> (see below for details).

Dickson is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Dickson, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dickson had a population of 14,538 people (or 29.27% of the total population of Dickson County). This makes Dickson the county's most populous community.

The population of Dickson represents 0.23% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,538 people, the population of Dickson increased 18.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,244 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Dickson had an population of 15,583 people. This is an increase of 7.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.27% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Dickson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Dickson - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West Virginia (2).

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

Websites for Dickson ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dickson. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dickson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dickson. Our list includes 15 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dickson:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dickson ...

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

Communities near Dickson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fairview   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the East (E) of Dickson

Located in Williamson County

White Bluff   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Dickson

Kingston Springs   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Dickson

Located in Cheatham County

Pegram   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Dickson

Located in Cheatham County

Loriland   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Dickson

Located in Williamson County

McEwen   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Dickson

Located in Humphreys County

Graytown   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Dickson

Located in Hickman County

Charlotte   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Dickson

Bon Aqua Junction   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Dickson

Located in Hickman County

Lyles   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Dickson

Located in Hickman County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dickson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dickson:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dickson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dickson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dickson) 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 Dickson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dickson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dickson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0654, Longitude: -87.3679     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dickson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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