Historic Markers Across Georgia



Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill



Marker ID: GHM 079-3
Location: at Ben Hill School on Ga. 11 in Hillsboro, Ga.
County: Jasper
Coordinates: N 33° 10.614    W 083° 38.352
  33.17689896    -83.6391983
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1HTJ
 



Text:

BIRTHPLACE OF BENJAMIN HARVEY HILL
1 mile

Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823 ­ 1882), first to proclaim the New South industrial rather than agricultural, was born one mile from here. When he was 12 years old his father, John Hill, moved with his family to Long Cane, Troup County. Sen. Hill, opposing secession, became one of the leaders of the Confederacy and was considered the ablest supporter of President Jefferson Davis. A silver-tongued orator, he was instrumental in the removal of Federal troops from the South after the war. The Hill home has been reclaimed. This town, Hillsboro, was named for Isaac Hill, pioneer settler.

GHM 079-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



 

 

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