Dickson, Tennessee facts for kids
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|City of Dickson|
Downtown business district of Dickson
Location of Dickson in Dickson County, Tennessee.
|• Total||20.24 sq mi (52.42 km2)|
|• Land||20.16 sq mi (52.21 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)|
|Elevation||804 ft (245 m)|
|• Density||772.57/sq mi (298.29/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1303436|
Dickson was named for Congressman William Dickson, as was Dickson County.
Dickson is located in south-central Dickson County at Burns. U.S. Route 70 passes through the north side of the city as Henslee Drive; it leads east 40 miles (64 km) to Nashville and west 62 miles (100 km) to Huntingdon. Interstate 40 passes through the Dickson city limits 5 miles (8 km) south of the center of town, with access from Exit 172 (Tennessee State Route 46). I-40 leads east 37 miles (60 km) to Nashville from Exit 172 and west 92 miles (148 km) to Jackson.(36.071485, -87.374539). It is bordered to the east by the town of
According to the United States Census Bureau, Dickson has a total area of 20.0 square miles (51.9 km2), of which 20.0 square miles (51.7 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.41%, is water. The city center sits on the Tennessee Valley Divide, with the southwest side of the city draining via the East Piney River to the Piney River, then to the Duck River, and then to the Tennessee River, while the northeast side drains via Turnbull Creek or Jones Creek to the Harpeth River and thence to the Cumberland River.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,224||7.62%|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,277||7.95%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 16,058 people, 5,842 households, and 3,690 families residing in the city.
- Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee
- Francis Craig, songwriter, bandleader
- Trevor Daniel, American Football punter for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League
- Walter S. Davis, educator.
- John Mitchell, baseball player
- Craig Morgan, country singer
- Anson Mount, actor
- Sunita Mani, Indian-American actress
- John Rich, country singer
- Anthony Wayne Van Leer, entrepreneur
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The Hotel Halbrook Railroad & Local History Museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
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