Dixie, Washington County, Oregon

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Dixie is an unincorporated historic community in Washington County, Oregon, United States.[1] Dixie post office was established five or six miles southwest of Scappoose in 1887, with John Dix as the first postmaster.[2] The office was named for the Dix family and not for the U.S. South.[2] The office closed in 1924, but when real estate was being sold in the area in 1933, a name for the locality was needed for marketing reasons.[2] When a vote was held at a community picnic circa 1936 or 1937, 80 of the attendees chose the name "Dixie" to commemorate the former post office and its postmaster.[2]


  1. ^ "Dixie (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 293–294. ISBN 978-0875952772. 

Coordinates: 45°43′49″N 123°00′19″W / 45.730391°N 123.005385°W / 45.730391; -123.005385