Dixie, Baker County, Oregon

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Dixie is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is located on the Burnt River about five miles north of Lime.[2] Dixie was so-named because it is near the confluence of the Burnt River and Dixie Creek, which in turn was named for the many gold miners from the U.S. South (nicknamed "Dixie") who worked on the creek.[2] Dixie post office was opened in 1913 and closed in 1924.[2] The post office was located near the railroad along the Burnt River rather than in the mining area.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dixie". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 292. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 

Coordinates: 44°28′07″N 117°20′02″W / 44.468495°N 117.333798°W / 44.468495; -117.333798