Located approximately 39 km north of Grimshaw, Alberta just off Highway 35 on Highway 689, is the Hamlet of Dixonville. (Manning is 43 km to the north, High Level is 240 km to the north.) The population of Dixonville is 104 (2011 stats), living in 39 dwellings.
The Hamlet of Dixonville, Alberta is a quiet community that got its name many years ago from Roy "Buster" Dixon, who with his wife Ethel, ran the General Store and Post Office in the 1920's and 1930's. The first school, New Prairie School, was built of logs and opened in 1931. In 1940 another school was built. This one was more modern and was a one room school for Grades 1 to 6. The old log school was still used for many years for Grades 7-11.
RCMP services are provided from Grimshaw, and because there is no hospital in this community, the residents travel to Peace River, Grimshaw and Manning. MD of Northern Lights
The Dixonville Hall is located next to the curling rink. The L.I.F.E. Society took the challenge on getting funds to build a new hall and in August 2003 the Hall has been finally constructed. The hall was built in the exact location of the old hall and cost $300,000 to build. The new hall is 14 feet wider and can handle weddings, banquets, and sports functions. (780) 971-3921. Located next the the Hall and Curling Rink are the ball diamonds where activities are held. Next the the Hall are the horseshoe pits.
The Dixonville Sports Grounds, where many horse events are held. Located next to the Dixonville Hall and Curling Rink.
The Old-timers Ball Game and BBQ has been held in Dixonville. Each year it is hosted by different communities in the area. (6 different communities). The Dixonville Library had its Grand Opening in October 2010. 780-971-2593. It is located in the Dixonville School. Library website.
|Whistlen Dixie Cafe and Store. The busiest place in town is on the corner of Secondary Highway 689 and Range Road 240. (enlarge photo)
||There are not very many homes in Dixonville. This residential area is just south of the main street. (enlarge photo)
The Dixonville Country Mall has changed ownership and is now the Whistlen Dixie Cafe & Store.
Dixonville's population has been declining. There has been a decrease of 14% from the 2006 stats to the 2011 stats. (121 people to 104)