Dresden is a town in and the county seat of Weakley County, Tennessee. The population was 2,855 at the 2000 census.
Dresden's educational system consists of a combined elementary and middle school, a high school, an alternative school, and a vocational school. The high school was consolidated in 1998 to include students from the neighboring town of Palmersville.
Recreational activities in Dresden include a public park with a walking track, a public library, and a smaller park that is more akin to a public garden. There are a variety of civic clubs, as well as local troops of the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts. Additionally, a number of summer festivals in neighboring towns are popular with the residents of Dresden (just as the Iris Festival in Dresden is popular with the residents of those towns.)
Popeye Jones, basketball player
Ned McWherter, former Governor of Tennessee
William D. Vincent, U.S. Representative from Kansas