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Why is the south called Dixie?

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The nickname Dixie may have been derived from the Mason-Dixon line. Also, Dixie may refer to a minstrel song called Dixie''s Land.

"Dixie" comes from surveyor Jeremiah Dixon, and was adopted by the South to mean the entire region south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

It may derive from the 'Mason and Dixon Line'. It was popularized in the song "Dixie's Land," by Daniel D. Emmett in 1859.

The exact origin is unknown, but the name "Dixie" may have derived from the Mason-Dixon line, which separates the North and South.

Many theories one is 10 dollar notes were called Dixies (french for 10) those who possessed them in the South were called Dixies

"Dixie" after surveyor Jeremiah Dixon's last name was adopted by the Confederacy for everything south of the Mason-Dixon line.


Kurt Vanguilder

"Dixie" may be a shortening of "Mason-Dixon Line," the geographical boundary between the North and South before the Civil War.


Bobbie Zahorodnij

One theory the South is called Dixie is because of the Mason - Dixon line. This is the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland


Ruby Gray

One theory connecting Dixie with the Southern United States concerns a very real border called the Mason-Dixon line.


Molly Luster

Some sources claim that "Dixie" is an informal corruption of surveyor Jeremiah Dixon's last name. He surveyed the US.

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