Dix House, 1896, Wilcox County

This is among the best known and most notable farmhouses in Wilcox County and is the centerpiece of what was once a large working farm. Most of the historic barns and dependencies survive. I have passed it in my travels since childhood and have always admired the dedication of the family to its upkeep.

Daisy Dix Moody writes: This homeplace was completed in 1896 by my grandfather, John Thomas Dix, with lumber milled from the land. The house was subsequently owned and cared for by my parents, Kate and Albert J. Dix. My brother, Marvin, and sisters, Alberta and Joe Ann, and I grew up here with many aunts, uncles, and cousins always around. Currently, our multi-generational family share in the loving care and enjoyment of our family heritage. We are pleased that so many people have enjoyed this beautiful piece of history with us…

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6 responses to “Dix House, 1896, Wilcox County

  1. Daisy Dix Moody

    This homeplace was completed in 1896 by my grandfather, John Thomas Dix, with lumber milled from the land. The house was subsequently owned and cared for by my parents, Kate and Albert J. Dix. My brother, Marvin, and sisters, Alberta and Joe Ann, and I grew up here with many aunts, uncles, and cousins always around. Currently, our multi-generational family share in the loving care and enjoyment of our family heritage. We are pleased that so many people have enjoyed this beautiful piece of history with us. Thank you for the nice comments.

  2. cara cobb

    Marvin Dix was our mailman in the late 1970’s. He was a dear man and a good friend and a community icon. He also owned the idyllic property east of us on Forest Glen Road. I often wish I’d had more time with him.

  3. Martha Dent

    Brian, you certainly know how to take pictures that make one want to be there!! What a beautiful building you show here, and its location on the little hill just makes it all the more appealing. Too bad that so many of these beautiful old ladies have not had the tender loving care that this one has!! Ohhh, to sit on that balcony with a nice glass of orange juice early in the morning, listening to the birds sing, rejoicing in all that our Creator made. One can only dream!! (Nice job!)

    • Cara Cobb

      The house sits right off Hwy. 129 about 11 miles south of Abbeville. Marvin Dix and his wife (deceased) kept the home until his passing.

  4. Lovely, old home. Mildred Gruner

    On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 4:15 PM Vanishing South Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown wrote:

    > Brian Brown posted: ” This is among the best known and most notable > farmhouses in Wilcox County and is the centerpiece of what was once a large > working farm. Most of the historic barns and dependencies survive. I have > passed it in my travels since childhood and have always” >

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