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Dixon
Solano County, California

ZipCodes
95620




Page Contents for Dixon, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Dixon is approximately 16,103 (2000), 18351 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,172 (2000), 5856 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dixon is 9.84 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.157 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dixon to Washington DC is 2541 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 21 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dixon is positioned 38.44 degrees north of the equator and 121.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

19 miles southwest of Sacramento, along Interstate 80
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History & History Related Items

Elijah S. Silvey was the first settler of Dixon in 1852. He came to strike it rich in the gold fields, but changed his mind and opened an inn along the well-traveled stage coach route to the gold area. The growing settlement was known as Silveyville.

Around 1870, the Vaca Valley railroad began to extend its lines to the area, but would not come through Silveyville. Instead, the line went across land owned by a local minister and teacher, Thomas Dickson. The people of Silveyville realized they would have to move to the tracks since the tracks were not going to come to them. Thus, Silveyville, with Dickson supervising the project, moved itself to the railroad tracks on Dickson's land. A local cabinetmaker, Peter Timm, moved the buildings on large flat cars. Some of these buildings still stand today.

In 1874, the name was officially changed, not to Dicksonville, as proposed, but simply Dixon because the County recorder felt it was easier.

Here is a good history page for Dixon.
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Attractions

Lambtown USA
Held in July each year with Lamb cook-offs, crafts, workshops, livestock events, entertainment and much more.

The Dixon May Fair
held each year in May with a parade, carnival and much, much more
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Dixon City Government

The City of Dixon
600 East A Street
Dixon, CA 95620
Phone: 707-678-7000

Dixon has a Council-Manager form of government.

Dixon Chamber

Dixon Chamber of Commerce
110 E. Mayer St.
Dixon, CA 95620
Phone: 707-678-2650
Fax: 707-678-3654

Dixon Organizations

Dixon Chamber of Commerce
110 E. Mayer St.
Dixon, CA 95620
Phone: 707-678-2650
Fax: 707-678-3654

Dixon Libraries

Dixon Public Library
230 North First Street
Dixon, California 95620
Phone: 707-678-5447
Fax: 707-678-3515

Dixon Schools

Dixon Unified School District
180 South First, Suite #6
Dixon, CA 95620
Phone: 707-678-5582 Dixon

Miscellany

The population of Dixon was:
1865 - 150
1877 - 1,200
1960 - 2,970
1970 - 4,432
1980 - 7,025
1990 - 10,401
1995 - 12,831
2000 - 16,103

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