George Lewis Dixon was aminister in the Fredericksburg area. Born with slave status, he and his family fled from Fredericksburg to Washington, D.C., during the (1861–1865). After the war ended, Dixon returned to Fredericksburg, where he was elected pastor of and was active in the local . Dixon was representative of a unique generation of African American leaders, largely self-educated preachers, who inspired their communities to rebuild and expand antebellum churches and adapt them to the changing needs of their communities in a post-slavery society. He died in 1907.