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Snow Camp in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ernest Peter Dixon

1879 - 1953

 

A Master Teacher - Father of Eli Whitney Schools

 
Ernest Peter Dixon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
1. Ernest Peter Dixon Marker
Inscription. Educator, historian, civic leader, farmer, a teacher in the public schools of North Carolina for 32 years. 22 years in this community he motivated his students and the community, his home place stands 2 miles northwest.
 
Location. 35° 54.188′ N, 79° 19.51′ W. Marker is in Snow Camp, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on East Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3323 East Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Snow Camp NC 27349, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Lindley's Mill Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spring Friends Meeting (about 400 feet away); Lindley's Mill (approx. one mile away); Uncle Eli's Quilting Party (approx. 1.4 miles away); General John Butler (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Battle of Lindley's Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); September 13, 1781 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Saxapahaw (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Snow Camp.
 
Regarding Ernest Peter Dixon. E.P. Dixon organized the first community quilting party at Eli Whitney in 1931. He was the principal at Eli Whitney High School and held the quilting party in the school's gym.
Ernest Peter Dixon Marker and Spring Friends Meeting image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
2. Ernest Peter Dixon Marker and Spring Friends Meeting
The quilting party has been held every year since, with 2010 marking it's 79th year.

Dixon is buried at Cane Creek Friends Meeting.
 
Additional keywords. Alamance County, Snow Camp, Graham, Burlington, Mebane, Spring Friends, Cane Creek Meeting House,
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationNotable Persons
 
Ernest Peter Dixon Marker Seen With Spring Friends Meeting and Spring House image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
3. Ernest Peter Dixon Marker Seen With Spring Friends Meeting and Spring House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 896 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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