South Dix

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South Dix
Highest point
Elevation4068+ feet (1240+ m)  NGVD 29[1]
Prominence164 ft (50 m) [1]
ListingAdirondack High Peaks
Coordinates44°03′36″N 73°46′27″W / 44.060054°N 73.7743014°W / 44.060054; -73.7743014Coordinates: 44°03′36″N 73°46′27″W / 44.060054°N 73.7743014°W / 44.060054; -73.7743014[2]
LocationNorth Hudson, Essex County, New York
Parent rangeDix Range
Topo mapUSGS Mount Marcy, NY

South Dix is a mountain located in Essex County, New York. The mountain is part of the Dix Range, named after John A. Dix (1798–1879), New York Secretary of State in 1837, and later Governor. The name is being changed to Carson Peak, after Russell M.L. Carson (1884–1961),[3] author of Peaks and People of the Adirondacks.[4] South Dix is flanked to the northeast by Grace Peak (formerly known as East Dix), to the northwest by Hough Peak, and to the southwest by Macomb Mountain.

The north side of South Dix drains into the headwaters of the South Fork of the Boquet River, thence into Lake Champlain, which drains into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The southeast side of South Dix drains into West Mill Brook, thence into the Schroon River, the Hudson River, and into New York Bay. The west side of South Dix drains into Lillian Brook, thence into the East Inlet of Elk Lake, and into The Branch of the Schroon River.

South Dix is within the Dix Mountain Wilderness Area of Adirondack State Park.

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  1. ^ a b "South Dix, New York". Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  2. ^ "South Dix". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  3. ^ "Northeast 115". October 10, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-01.
  4. ^ Doug Arnold and Sue Franklin (12 July 2004). "Grace Peak Committee Report Spring 2004". Archived from the original on February 18, 2005. Retrieved 2007-11-01.

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