Dixon Springs, Tennessee

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Dixon Springs, Tennessee
Dixona, the home of Tilman Dixon, namesake of Dixon Springs
Dixona, the home of Tilman Dixon, namesake of Dixon Springs
Dixon Springs, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Dixon Springs, Tennessee
Dixon Springs, Tennessee
Dixon Springs, Tennessee is located in the US
Dixon Springs, Tennessee
Dixon Springs, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°21′32″N 86°03′09″W / 36.35889°N 86.05250°W / 36.35889; -86.05250Coordinates: 36°21′32″N 86°03′09″W / 36.35889°N 86.05250°W / 36.35889; -86.05250
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountySmith
Elevation
472 ft (144 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37057
Area code(s)615
GNIS feature ID1306354[1]

Dixon Springs is an unincorporated community in Smith County, Tennessee, United States.[1] The zip code is: 37057.[2]

Once a thriving area between Carthage and Hartsville, the community still has many antebellum homes and significant cemeteries of early settlers in the area, including the grave of Col. William Martin, pioneer of the region and eldest son of General Joseph Martin of Virginia.[3] Dixon Springs was settled prior to 1787 by its namesake, Tilman Dixon, Revolutionary War soldier, where his historic home, Dixona, site of the first Smith County court meeting, still stands.

On June 20, 1863, a Civil War skirmish was fought between Confederate soldiers and the Northern occupiers of Dixon Springs at that time. The location of the skirmish was most likely to have taken place approximately a half mile out Rome Road where the northern occupiers commandeered a plantation and dug a trench along a hillside overlooking Rome Road (still visible today) so they could guard the road from any confederates that may have been approaching the Hartsville/Gallatin Pike after crossing the ferry from Rome over to Beasley Bend.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dixon Springs, Tennessee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  3. ^ In the Saunders-Cunningham-Alexander cemetery,2.2 miles south of town are the graves of Revolutionary war officers Maj. William Cunningham and his son-in-law Col. William Saunders. William Martin Cemetery, Cato, Trousdale County, Tennessee, ancestry.com