Dixie, Baker County, Oregon

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Dixie, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Dixie, Oregon is located in Oregon
Dixie, Oregon
Dixie, Oregon
Dixie, Oregon is located in the US
Dixie, Oregon
Dixie, Oregon
Coordinates: 44°28′07″N 117°20′02″W / 44.46861°N 117.33389°W / 44.46861; -117.33389Coordinates: 44°28′07″N 117°20′02″W / 44.46861°N 117.33389°W / 44.46861; -117.33389
Country United States
State Oregon
County Baker
Elevation 2,379 ft (725 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1136221[1]

Dixie is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States.[1] It is along the Burnt River about 5 miles (8 km) 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 near the railroad along the Burnt River rather than in the mining area.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dixie". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 292. ISBN 978-0875952772.