Dixon Cemetery

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Dixon Cemetery

Also known as Brantley Cemetery

Location
Riverview, Escambia County, Alabama, USA
Memorials 27 added (89% photographed)

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This small cemetery is located off Escambia County Hwy-55 (Travis Road), about 6.0 miles southeast of Brewton, T.1.N, R.10.E, Section 14. The land was originally owned by John Dixon. It passed into the Brantley estate and was sold to the Harold Mill Company. Legend says that the cemetery came about when John Dixon was sitting on his porch during a thunderstorm. Lightening struck a tree in the nearby woods. He called his family together and told them that where the lightening struck the tree was the place he wanted to be buried. He died in 1892 and was buried in the site that he had selected. Text: Escambia County Historical Society.

Directions: When traveling from Brewton/East Brewton on Hwy-41, turn left at the Riverview caution light onto Hwy-55 (Travis Road). Continue on Travis Road to the Riverview water tower. At the tower there will be a hard clay road toward the left (north). Follow the dirt road slightly less than 1/2 mile. The fenced cemetery is situated beneath a stand of large oaks on the left.

If traveling from Florida on Hwy-41, turn right onto Travis Road at the Riverview caution light (before crossing the Conecuh River).

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GPS Coordinates: 31.0458, -87.0242

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #21769