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Hillsboro in Jasper County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill

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By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 079-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 10.614′ N, 83° 38.352′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Georgia, in Jasper County. Marker is on Georgia Route 11 0.1 miles south of Plum Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is at the old Ben Hill School, built in 1913, in Hillsboro. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro GA 31038, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Across the Ocmulgee (here, next
Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 11 in Hillsboro
to this marker); Benjamin Harvey Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sunshine Church II (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hebron Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Stoneman Raid (approx. 6.9 miles away); Planterís Academy (approx. 8.2 miles away); Jackson Springs (approx. 8.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Also see . . .  Benjamin Harvey Hill. The New Georgia Encyclopedia biography of Hill. (Submitted on November 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
3. Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker
The 1913 Ben Hill School, with two Georgia Historical Markers (Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker and Across the Ocmulgee) to the right
Ben Hill School image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
4. Ben Hill School
This old school in Hillsboro, now used as a community center, was named for Benjamin Harvey Hill. The marker stands a few feet from the school.
 
 
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