Dixons Mills, Alabama

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Dixons Mills, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Dixons Mills Methodist Church
Dixons Mills Methodist Church
Dixons Mills, Alabama is located in Alabama
Dixons Mills, Alabama
Dixons Mills, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°3′29.02″N 87°47′15″W / 32.0580611°N 87.78750°W / 32.0580611; -87.78750Coordinates: 32°3′29.02″N 87°47′15″W / 32.0580611°N 87.78750°W / 32.0580611; -87.78750
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marengo
Elevation 207 ft (63 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36736
Area code(s) 334

Dixons Mills is an unincorporated community in Marengo County, Alabama, United States.[1] The community was named for a group of mills operated by Joel B. Dixon in the 19th century.[2] Dixons Mills has a post office utilizing the 36736 ZIP code.[3]

History[edit]

Beginning in the late 1820s, Joel B. Dixon, Sr. operated a water-powered gristmill at a dam that he and his sons built on Mill Creek along the old Linden-to-Choctaw Corner Road. The modern U.S. Route 43 bridge over Mill Creek now stands at the location. Dixon (January 11, 1777 – December 23, 1861), a native of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, was one of the early settlers of Marengo County. His business grew and eventually included a steam engine-driven sawmill and two steam-powered cotton gins. The mills remained in use into the first years of the 20th century. They were still standing in 1923, when they were demolished during the construction of Route 43.[2]

Geography[edit]

Dixons Mills is located at 32°03′29″N 87°47′15″W / 32.05806°N 87.78750°W / 32.05806; -87.78750 and has an elevation of 207 feet (63 m).[1]

School[edit]

Dixons Mills only school is Marengo High School. It is part of the Marengo County School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dixons Mills
  2. ^ a b Marengo County Heritage Book Committee: The Heritage of Marengo County, Alabama, pages 177-178. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2000. ISBN 1-891647-58-X
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dixons Mills Post Office