Dresden, Missouri

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Dresden, Missouri
Unincorporated community
Map of Missouri highlighting Pettis County.svg
Country United States
State Missouri
County Pettis
Elevation 676 ft (249 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Dresden (also Dresdon) is an unincorporated community in Pettis County, Missouri, United States. Its altitude is 827 feet (252 m), and it is located at about 38°45′2″N 93°20′3″W / 38.75056°N 93.33417°W / 38.75056; -93.33417 (38.7505703, -93.3352083).[1]


A post office called Dresden was established in 1863, and remained in operation until 1954.[2] The community was named after Dresden, in Germany.[3] Dresden was once an incorporated town.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dresden, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1917). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 340. 
  4. ^ "Pettis County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.