New Orleans, Louisiana: Birthplace of Dixie

The nickname of the South had its start in a bank in the French Quarter. A plaque marks the spot.

Address:
Royal St., New Orleans, LA
Directions:
In the French Quarter, on the corner of Royal and Iberville Sts, bolted next to the entrance door of what is now a Walgreens.
Admission:
Free
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Birthplace of Dixie.

Birthplace of Dixie

A plaque is bolted to the outside wall of the former bank that issued the $10 note called a "dix," from the French work for "ten." The "land of the dix" became known as Dixieland, which over time became the term for the South in general.

[Mark Sindelar, 03/20/2016]

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