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Dillon, Kansas
KDOT map of Dickinson County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Dickinson
1,299 ft (396 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 20-18100
GNIS ID 484800

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


Stouffer's Railroad Map of Kansas 1915-1918 Dickinson County
1915 Railroad Map of Dickinson County

Early history

See also: History of Kansas

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

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. A post office was opened in Dillon in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1944.

See also: List of books about Dickinson County, Kansas
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