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DIXON

Region Western Kentucky

The site of several Civil War skirmishes, Dixon is a small Kentucky community full of exciting history! The Battle of Burnt Mill took place just a few miles outside of town. This skirmish, which occurred in 1861 at Deer Creek, was the first battle of the Civil War to take place in Kentucky. Twenty-five Union soldiers were taken captive by the local Confederate contingent, led by Captain Al Fowler of Hopkins County.

Other historic sites include homes such as the Rice House, birthplace of poet Cale Young Rice and the 1800 hanging site of outlaw Big (Micajah) Harp -- some say America's first serial killer -- which was used as a warning sign other outlaws after Big and his cousin, Little (Wiley) Harp, roamed Kentucky from 1798-99 on a crime spree.

The city also offers a plethora of outdoor attractions including golf, hunting and fishing.

To learn more about Dixon visit www.webstercountyky.com.

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