Hixson, Tennessee

    Hixson is a small town on the Cincinnati Southern Railway, originally named Lookout for the reason that it was at this point that the civil engineer corps in surveying the line of the railway first caught a glimpse of Lookout Mountain. This was in 1878. The name was changed to Hixson in January, 1884. The first store was started here, March 1, 1881, by E. F. and E. Hixson, and the second during the same year by H. and G. W. Hixson. A blacksmith shop was also started here that year by Ephraim Rogers. The Methodist Episcopal Church South, -which is one mile and a half distant, was started in 1866 and -now has about sixty members. The post office here is named Lakeside and was established March 24, 1880, with Ephraim F. Hixson, postmaster.
Goodspeed's "History of Tennessee" 1887