Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Jasper County
Birthplaces--Georgia--Hillsboro
Location:
United States, Georgia, Jasper County, Hillsboro, 33.1798525, -83.6410056
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Ben Hill School on Ga. 11 in Hillsboro
Text of marker: "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. 079-3 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_birthplace-of-benjamin-harvey-hill
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_birthplace-of-benjamin-harvey-hill
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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