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Jeremiah Dixon

Jeremiah Dixon (1733 - 1777) was an English surveyor, who worked on the Mason-Dixon line (1763 - 1767) in partnership with Charles Mason.

According to one theory, Dixon's name gave rise to the nickname Dixie for the South of the United States of America. Little is known of his life, but he is reputed to have been born in a mining community in the north of England.

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