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Dothan in Houston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dothan Dixie Standpipe

Houston County

 
 
Dothan Dixie Standpipe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
1. Dothan Dixie Standpipe Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located in Dixie Park near the Depot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 East Powell Street, Dothan AL 36303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Atlantic Coastline Passenger Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Steamboat Era (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Federal Building
Marker is just to right of Standpipe. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
2. Marker is just to right of Standpipe.
(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 . . .  National Park Service form for National Registration of Historic Places. Includes photos and history of the standpipe. (Submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
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Dothan Dixie Standpipe and marker looking west on Powell Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 14, 2018
3. Dothan Dixie Standpipe and marker looking west on Powell Street.
The Wiregrass Transit Authority (old train depot) is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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