Show/HideSearch Criteria: All Waymarks Within 100 km of N 28° 35.749 W 080° 48.336 [show search options]
Additional Settings: all dates
Show/HideCategories [hide category]
Dixie Highway
Description:
The Dixie Highway carried early auto tourists from the Midwestern US and Canada to Florida. When the US highway system was established, most of this system was absorbed into the nascent numbering system, some were not. Over time, much of it has been renamed, and the remaining named portions are like an incomplete puzzle. This category is an effort to fill in those missing pieces, connecting what time and progress have severed.
Expanded Description:

Whatever Happened to the Dixie Highway?

The Good Roads movement, started in response to bicyclist's needs, then shifted to promoting longer, transcontinental roads.

The History of The Dixie Highway

The Dixie Highway was promoted heavily by Carl Graham Fisher. By 1925 it was over 5,706 miles long and stretched as far north as Ontario, Canada and reached as far south as Florida City, Florida.

The first thoughts of a highway to connect the Midwest and the south occurred in 1914. The organizational meeting for the Dixie Highway Association occurred on April 3, 1915 in Chattanooga, TN. The name was chosen to honor "Fifty Years of Peace" between the North and South.

In May 1915, the decision was made to have two mainlines; competition had been so keen between candidate cities which insured parallel routes and plans for a second northern end in Michigan. By June, cities were celebrating the new highway. In 1916, Michigan joined the Dixie Highway Association and the eastern leg was extended north into Canada. The roads comprising the east and west mainlines were complete by 1927, and the Dixie Highway Association disbanded.

When the U.S. Highway System was laid out in 1925 and 1926, an effort was made to keep some established routes on a single number. The Lincoln Highway became US 30. The National Pike became US 40.

The Dixie Highway did not lend itself to such numbering, with two mainlines and a number of connecting routes.

The route of the Dixie Highway was marked by a red stripe with the letters "DH" on it, usually with a white stripe above and below. This was commonly painted on telephone and telegraph poles along the route.

Old auto-trail signs for the Dixie Highway were replaced as the states adopted uniform sign standards. The Dixie Highway today exists primarily on street signs. Local roads bear witness of a grand past as major interstate corridors.

Today, you could make a good case for calling I-75 the Modern Dixie Highway.

In general, this alignment comprises the following roads:

Eastern Division

U.S. Route 1, Miami, FL to Jacksonville, FL

U.S. Route 17, Jacksonville to Savannah, GA

State Route 21, State Route 24 and U.S. Route 25, Savannah to Augusta, GA

U.S. Route 25, Augusta to Newport, TN

U.S. Route 25W, Newport to Corbin, KY

U.S. Route 25 and former US 25, Corbin to Detroit, MI

Former U.S. Route 10, Detroit to Flint, MI

U.S. Route 23, Flint to Mackinaw City, MI

Former U.S. Route 2, St. Ignace, MI to Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Western Division

U.S. Route 41, Miami, FL to Punta Gorda, FL

U.S. Route 17, Punta Gorda to Orlando, FL

U.S. Route 441, Orlando to High Springs, FL

U.S. Route 27, High Springs to Tallahassee, FL

U.S. Route 319, Tallahassee to Thomasville, GA

U.S. Route 19, Thomasville to Americus, GA

State Route 49, Americus to Macon, GA

U.S. Route 41, Macon to Springfield, TN

U.S. Route 431, Springfield to Russellville, KY

U.S. Route 68, Russellville to Bowling Green, KY

U.S. Route 31W, Bowling Green to Louisville, KY

U.S. Route 150, Louisville to Paoli, IN

State Road 37, Paoli to Indianapolis, IN

U.S. Route 136, Indianapolis to Danville, IL

Illinois Route 1, Danville to Chicago

Dixie HighwayAttractions

dixiehwye

dixiehwyw

dixiehwywOhio

History

Instructions for Posting a Dixie Highway Waymark:
Pictures of locations found along Dixie Highway of significant interest.

Waymarks from along any segment of Dixie Highway's history are valid.

Submissions to this category must be found along Dixie Highway and must be judged as acceptable by qualifying for at least one of these three criteria:

1.Is it distinctive or of significant interest?

2.Is it an important milestone or marker?

3. One photo and GPS coordinates are essential for submission.

We would also appreciate having a web link and a physical address, but are optional.

Lastly, please respect the rights of authors and photographers. If you are using third party materials and you want your waymark to be accepted in this category then please mention your source.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
There are no log instructions listed for this category.
Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Americana
  • Significant Interest
  • Milestone or Marker
  • Web Site Address
  • Physical Address
Show/HideWaymarks [hide waymarks]

sorted by:

 
Total Records: 11 Page: 1 of 1 prev<<<[1]>>>next
Image for Wade's Motor Inn - Titusville, FLview gallery

here0 km

Log it!

Dixie HighwayWade's Motor Inn - Titusville, FL

in Dixie Highway

Wade's Motor Inn is a piece of old Americana along the Dixie Highway. This blast from the past motel has been remodeled in recent years, and is enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 9/2/2013

last visited: 11/3/2013

Image for Moonlight Drive In - Titusville, FLview gallery

NN0.2 km

Log it!

Dixie HighwayMoonlight Drive In - Titusville, FL

in Dixie Highway

The Moonlight Drive-in restaurant, circa 1964, is a piece of old Americana along the Dixie Highway. Although the old neon sign has been replaced with a newer version, the old building remains and has been updated.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 9/2/2013

last visited: 11/3/2013

Image for Eau Gallie Orange - Melbourne, FLview gallery

SS52.9 km

Log it!

Dixie HighwayEau Gallie Orange - Melbourne, FL

in Dixie Highway

The Eau Gallie Orange is located along the Dixie Highway in Melbourne, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 7/5/2008

last visited: 2/4/2014

Image for Black Bear Trail/Lake Lily Drive - Maitland, FLview gallery

WW54.9 km

Log it!

Dixie HighwayBlack Bear Trail/Lake Lily Drive - Maitland, FL

in Dixie Highway

Historic section of the Dixie Hwy in Maitland. Now serves as park space.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 8/26/2009

last visited: 10/25/2013

Image for Lake Eola -- Orlando FLview gallery

WW56 km

Log it!

Dixie HighwayLake Eola -- Orlando FL

in Dixie Highway

Beautiful and vibrant Lake Eola park in downtown Orlando is an oasis along Rosalind Ave/FL State Road 527 or West Robinson St/FL State Road 526, parts of the old Dixie Highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Florida

date approved: 1/1/2015

last visited: 1/1/2015

Image for Florida Power and Light Company Ice Plant - Melbourne, FLview gallery

SS60.4 km

Log it!

Dixie HighwayFlorida Power and Light Company Ice Plant - Melbourne, FL

in Dixie Highway

The Florida Power and Light Company Ice Plant, also known as the City Products Corporation Ice Plant, is located along the old Dixie Highway and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 9/2/2013

last visited: never

Image for Lagoon House - Dixie Highway - Palm Bay, Florida, USA.view gallery

SS63.2 km

Log it!

Dixie HighwayLagoon House - Dixie Highway - Palm Bay, Florida, USA.

in Dixie Highway

The Ted Moorhead Lagoon House is the welcome center for the Indian River Lagoon, National Scenic Byway, US-1 & The Dixie Hwy. The Info centre features a small natural history museum, library, and gift shop. Located at Palm Bay, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 10/2/2014

last visited: 10/19/2014

Image for Fairchild Oak - Ormond Beach, FLview gallery

NN93.7 km

Log it!

Dixie HighwayFairchild Oak - Ormond Beach, FL

in Dixie Highway

A live oak located in Bulow Creek State Park on Old Dixie Highway in Ormond Beach, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers

location: Florida

date approved: 7/24/2008

last visited: 11/3/2013

Image for Dixie Highway - America's Byway - Ormond Beach,  Florida, USA.view gallery

NN95.4 km

Log it!

Dixie HighwayDixie Highway - America's Byway - Ormond Beach, Florida, USA.

in Dixie Highway

The Old Dixie Highway, forms part of a National Scenic Byway known as 'The Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail' This section of Dixie Hwy. has stunning natural & diverse scenery, featuring, moss draped live oaks, palm trees, creeks, lakes, & rivers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 10/17/2014

last visited: 10/2/2014

Image for St. Augustine Welcome Sign - St. Augustine, Floridaview gallery

NN152.2 km

Log it!

Dixie HighwaySt. Augustine Welcome Sign - St. Augustine, Florida

in Dixie Highway

This sign is located along Old Dixie Highway which locally is referred to as either US 1 or Phillips Highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member macleod1

location: Florida

date approved: 7/22/2008

last visited: 11/16/2013

Image for Conquistadors Standing Guard - St. Augustine, FLview gallery

NN156.4 km

Log it!

Dixie HighwayConquistadors Standing Guard - St. Augustine, FL

in Dixie Highway

These two conquistadors stand guard along Dixie Highway as you enter the historic City of St. Augustine from the north.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 12/20/2007

last visited: 10/15/2014

Total Records: 11 Page: 1 of 1 prev<<<[1]>>>next
Premium Member Downloads: download.GPX Lite File       download.LOC File       download .KML File (Google Earth)