Dixie, Grant County, Oregon

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For other places with the same name, see Dixie, Oregon.

Dixie is an unincorporated historic community in Grant County, Oregon, United States.[1] It was a station on the Sumpter Valley Railway near Dixie Summit.[2] The station was named for Dixie Creek, a tributary of the John Day River near Prairie City.[2] The creek was named for the many gold miners from the U.S. South (nicknamed "Dixie") who worked claims on the creek.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dixie (historical)". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  2. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 293. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 

Coordinates: 44°32′00″N 118°34′39″W / 44.533214°N 118.577446°W / 44.533214; -118.577446