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Thomson in McDuffie County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hickory Hill

 
 
Hickory Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
1. Hickory Hill Marker
Inscription. Populist presidential candidate and Georgia political leader Thomas E. Watson purchased this house from Captain James Wilson in 1900. Watson extensively renovated both the house and grounds, installing telephones and even constructing a power plant to provide the house with lighting and water for the indoor plumbing. In 1910 Watson constructed a printing plant, known as the Jeffersonian, at Hickory Hill. The plant employed thirty workers and produced his periodicals and books. After the death of Watson and his wife, their granddaughter Georgia Watson Craven owned Hickory Hill until 1947 when Walter J. Brown purchased the house to preserve it in memory of Thomas Watson. Today the house is owned and operated by the Watson-Brown Foundation.
 
Erected 2007 by Georgia Historical Society and the Watson-Brown Foundation. (Marker Number 97-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.15′ N, 82° 30.717′ W. Marker is in Thomson, Georgia, in McDuffie County. Marker is on Hickory Hill Drive 0.1 miles west of North Lee Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson GA 30824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Hickory Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
2. Hickory Hill Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Thomas E. Watson (approx. mile away); VFW Post 6672 KIA Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); VFW Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sen. Thomas E. Watson (approx. 0.4 miles away); McDuffie County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodman of the World Supreme Sacrifice Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Edward Watson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Thomson.
 
More about this marker. The marker is erroneously numbered 97-2; it should be 94-2.
 
Also see . . .
1. The New Georgia Encyclopedia. A profile of Senator Watson (Submitted on May 27, 2011.) 

2. The Watson-Brown Foundation. This website offers links to history, additional information and photos. (Submitted on May 27, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Hickory Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
3. Hickory Hill Marker
The entrance to the home, which is open for special tours.
Sen. Thomas Edward Watson image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc. and the New Georgia Encyclopedia
4. Sen. Thomas Edward Watson
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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