Dresden, Tennessee
County Seat of Weakley 
Home of the Tennessee Iris Festival


Dresden is the County Seat of Weakley County. It was named after Dresden, Germany, the birthplace of Mears Warner's Father. Mears was the commissioner who came to layout the town. In April of 1825 a public sale of lots took place. There were 90 lots with a central block for the Court House. See Courthouse.

 Dresden Iris Festival
Held the first week in May, many family events, two flower shows -- Dresden Garden Club & Ken-Ten Iris Assoc.  Take an arm chair tour of photos from previous Iris Festivals.

Iris Festival PARADE 2004  - -  Iris FLOWER SHOW 2004

- Iris Festival 2003 - -  Iris Festival 2002 - -

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   78 page BOOK online - "Journey into Yesterday" Dresden, Tennessee Sesquicentennial 1825 - 1975
    HUGHES  Historical Speech 4th of July 1825 Dresden, Tennessee
   Weakley County Courthouse, old courthouse photos
   Alexander & Brasfield Drugstore - photo
    Dresden Early 1900's in front of Courthouse - photo
    Around the Old Train Station - photos of old buildings  1970
      Postcards - Dresden 1930 - 1940 period
      The Thomas I. Little WATER PLANT 
       1914 Unknown photo - buggy
     185th Anniversary of Weakley County & 60th of currant Courthouse
     Weakley County Courthouse photo
   1871 Lynching - outside of Dresden at Ralston Station
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