Dresser, Indiana

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Dresser, Indiana
Ghost town
Postmark from the Dresser post office
Postmark from the Dresser post office
Dresser is located in Warren County, Indiana
Location in Warren County
Coordinates: 40°11′56″N 87°26′59″W / 40.19889°N 87.44972°W / 40.19889; -87.44972Coordinates: 40°11′56″N 87°26′59″W / 40.19889°N 87.44972°W / 40.19889; -87.44972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warren
Township Steuben
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 47993
Area code(s) 765

Dresser was a small town in Steuben Township, Warren County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. It was founded shortly before the turn of the 20th century and consisted of several residences and a post office. The post office operated only from 1899 to 1903.[1] The town was named after Paul Dresser, the American songwriter who wrote "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" (which became Indiana's state song); Harvey Porter Layton, the first postmaster, had met Dresser at the Hotel Mudlavia and was so impressed with the man that he named the town after him.

Harvey Porter Layton


  1. ^ Helbock, Richard W. 'United States Post Offices, Volume V - The Ohio Valley (2002) Scappoose, Oregon: La Posta Publications, p. 62
  • Warren County Historical Society. A History of Warren County, Indiana (1966).