Dixons Mills, Alabama
|Dixons Mills, Alabama|
Dixons Mills Methodist Church
|Elevation||207 ft (63 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Dixons Mills is an unincorporated community in Marengo County, Alabama, United States. The community was named for a group of mills operated by Joel B. Dixon in the 19th century. Dixons Mills has a post office utilizing the 36736 ZIP code.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Dixon Mills appeared on the 1870 U.S. Census, having 120 residents. Of that 120, 80 were black and 40 were white. This was the only time the community appeared on census rolls.
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.
Dixons Mills is located at and has an elevation of 207 feet (63 m).
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dixons Mills
- 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
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dixons Mills Post Office
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.