DIXONVILLE - Population, History, Camping, Trading Post & Museum, School, Events.
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DIXONVILLE
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Welcome to Dixonville, Alberta located in the County of Northern Lights.



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The Strang Presbyterian Church is the only church in Dixonville and was established in 1932. Named after Dr Margaret Strang who moved to this community as a medical missionary under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church. She was instrumental in having the church built.

The North Peace Territorial Ministry was established in 1998 and is administered by the Strang Presbyterian Church in Dixonville. (Korean congregation) It serves an area of about 47,000 square kilometres.

Camping:


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Shady Lane Campground located in the southwest corner of Dixonville. Next to Ball Diamond, Community Hall and Curling Rink. 22 sites with 12 with electricity. Firepits, horseshoes, tap water, pull thrus. (780) 971-3965.

Sulphur Lake Provincial Recreation Area. 56 km northwest of Dixonville. 11 sites, ( 2011 rate: $5/night non-powered) boat launch, fishing, canoeing, swimming. Has toilets, firewood, pier and water pump. Day camping and group use areas. The group use area has a stove available. To book contact (780) 624-6405.


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This Gift Shop also serves as a Post Office, located on main street.

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DIXONVILLE

Located approximately 39 km north of Grimshaw, Alberta just off Highway 35 on Highway 689, is the Hamlet of Dixonville. (Manning is 43 km to the north, High Level is 240 km to the north.) The population of Dixonville is 104 (2011 stats), living in 39 dwellings.

The Hamlet of Dixonville, Alberta is a quiet community that got its name many years ago from Roy "Buster" Dixon, who with his wife Ethel, ran the General Store and Post Office in the 1920's and 1930's. The first school, New Prairie School, was built of logs and opened in 1931. In 1940 another school was built. This one was more modern and was a one room school for Grades 1 to 6. The old log school was still used for many years for Grades 7-11.

RCMP services are provided from Grimshaw, and because there is no hospital in this community, the residents travel to Peace River, Grimshaw and Manning. MD of Northern Lights


The Dixonville Hall is located next to the curling rink. The L.I.F.E. Society took the challenge on getting funds to build a new hall and in August 2003 the Hall has been finally constructed. The hall was built in the exact location of the old hall and cost $300,000 to build. The new hall is 14 feet wider and can handle weddings, banquets, and sports functions. (780) 971-3921. Located next the the Hall and Curling Rink are the ball diamonds where activities are held. Next the the Hall are the horseshoe pits.


The Dixonville Sports Grounds, where many horse events are held. Located next to the Dixonville Hall and Curling Rink.

The Old-timers Ball Game and BBQ has been held in Dixonville. Each year it is hosted by different communities in the area. (6 different communities). The Dixonville Library had its Grand Opening in October 2010. 780-971-2593. It is located in the Dixonville School. Library website.

Whistlen Dixie Cafe and Store. The busiest place in town is on the corner of Secondary Highway 689 and Range Road 240. (enlarge photo) There are not very many homes in Dixonville. This residential area is just south of the main street. (enlarge photo)

The Dixonville Country Mall has changed ownership and is now the Whistlen Dixie Cafe & Store.
Dixonville's population has been declining. There has been a decrease of 14% from the 2006 stats to the 2011 stats. (121 people to 104)




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Mac's Trading Post & Museum was established in 1931-1955. The front is decorated with old license plates. Located near the east entrance of the hamlet, next to the Golden Age Centre. Many artifacts inside the Museum and can be viewed by appointment. Call (780) 971-3750.


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The Dixonville Golden Age Centre and Medical Clinic. Many breakfasts and lunches are held here.


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Dixonville School, kindergarten to grade 9. There are approximately 35 students attending from the area including Golden Ridge, Griffin Creek, and Chinook Valley. Located next to the school is an outdoor rink. (780) 971-3770.
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The LIFE Ag Society installed a new playground in 2012, located next the Dixonville Hall.
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