Hixson Cemetery

Shows a general view of the Hixson Cemetery. The headstones are all set around a tree.

Bledsoe County, Tennessee

Glenda Schroeder
March 28, 2003

This cemetery is one of several Hixson Cemeteries in this area. This Hixson Cemetery is located about 5 miles north of Dunlap and about 8 miles south of Pikeville on East Valley Road, very close to the Sequatchie and Bledsoe County line. Travelling north on East Valley Road, Hixson Cemetery is 2.3 miles north of US Highway 111, on the right. It is situated on a hill that overlooks the Sequatchie Valley at the front and the Cumberlain Mountains, Walden's Ridge, to the back.

Hixson Cemetery seems to have about 15 unmarked graves and 83 marked graves that have markers but are so old and weathered they are no longer legible. These unmarked graves and weathered markers are mostly located in the oldest part of the cemetery which is at the back and very top of the hill. There are also 6 cript tombs that are about 12 inches high and made of mountain stone with a large slab of rock on top. Growing out of the foot of one cript is a very large, old oak tree and the cript has become a pile of broken rocks.

I have done my best to record the names and dates of the individuals that are buried in this cemetery as they appeared on their markers but mistakes can be made. I have also left out the names and dates of the individuals that appear to be still living, out of respect for these families. If there needs to be a correction or an addition of someone I might have left out, please e-mail me, (Glenda), and I will be happy to make the addition or correction. Thank you.

h/o = husband of : w/o = wife of : s/o = son of : d/o = daughter of : dm/w = double marker with