Dillon, Kansas

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Dillon, Kansas
KDOT map of Dickinson County (legend)
Dillon is located in Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Dillon is located in the United States
Dillon (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°41′37″N 97°8′49″W / 38.69361°N 97.14694°W / 38.69361; -97.14694Coordinates: 38°41′37″N 97°8′49″W / 38.69361°N 97.14694°W / 38.69361; -97.14694[1]
CountryUnited States
Elevation1,299 ft (396 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code20-18100 [1]
GNIS ID484800 [1]

Dillon is a rural unincorporated community in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States.[1]


1915 Railroad Map of Dickinson County

Early history[edit]

For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau.

19th century[edit]

In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.

In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1857, Dickinson County was established within the Kansas Territory, which included the land for modern day Dillon.

Dillon was a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.[2] A post office was opened in Dillon in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1944.[3]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Dillon, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 521.
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on September 9, 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.

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