Dothan in Houston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Dothan Dixie Standpipe
One hundred feet tall and sixteen feet in diameter, this structure embodies the significance of "pure and plentiful" water resulting in the city's early growth and development as the hub of the Wiregrass region. Through the careful stewardship of the city, the standpipe has provided the citizens with a continuous supply of water which began flowing on April 5, 1897.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places on December 13, 2016
Erected 2017 by the City of Dothan.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is April 5, 1897.
Location. 31° 13.817′ N, 85° 23.513′ W. Marker is in Dothan, Alabama, in Houston County. Marker is at the intersection of East Powell Street and North St Andrews Street, on the left when traveling east on East Powell Street. Located in Dixie Park near the Depot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 East Powell Street, Dothan AL 36303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Atlantic Coastline Passenger Station (within shouting distance of this The Steamboat Era (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Federal Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherry Street African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1905 Houston County Courthouse Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dothan Opera House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dothan Municipal Light and Water Plant (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dothan.
Also see . . . Water Works Standpipe (Dothan, Alabama). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on June 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.