Dime Box

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Dime Box is an unincorporated community in Lee County. It was founded between 1869 and 1877, when a sawmill, now State Highway 21, was built northwest of the present community. A post office was opened in 1877; however, it was closed six years later. When it reopened the following spring, a confusion caused the town to be renamed from Brown’s Mill to Dime Box. In 1913, when a railroad was built nearby, the settlement became Old Dime Box and the new railroad station became Dime Box. The rail line greatly contributed to the growth of the town, increasing its population from 127 to 500 in 1925. In the 1940s, the town received national attention when CBS broadcast kicked off the March of Dimes drive from the Dime Box. In the late 1970s, oil was discovered and the community was able to continue its growth.

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