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Dixie, Washington County, Oregon


Dixie, Washington County, Oregon

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 around 1936 or 1937, 80 of the attendees chose the name "Dixie" to commemorate the former post office and its postmaster.[2]


  1. ^ "Dixie (historical)".  
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