BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Hixon
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: E side Fraser River, approximately halfway between Quesnel and Prince George, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 53°25'00''N, 122°35'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93G/7
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Origin Notes and History:

Hixon (Post Office) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, located at 53 27 - 122 35. Confirmed 9 May 1963 on 93G. Application altered 18 September 1967 to 53 25 - 122 35. Form of name changed to Hixon (Post Office & Railway Point) 1 October 1981 on 93G/7. Form of name changed to Hixon (Community) 14 January 1983 on 93G/7.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Hixon Post Office was opened 1 July 1923, named in association with Hixon Creek, in turn after an 1870's gold prospector.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office