“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Madison in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Joshua Hill Home

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Joshua Hill Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 12, 2008
1. Joshua Hill Home Marker
Inscription. Joshua Hill, noted Georgian of the Civil War and Reconstruction, was born in 1812 in the Abbeville District, S.C. He studied law and come to Ga. to practice, settling in Madison after living in Monticello for a time. Having strong Whig and Unionist principles, he was drawn into the American or Know-Nothing party when the Whig party in Ga. collapsed and was elected to Congress in 1856, defeating Linton Stephens. An outspoken opponent of secession, Hill resigned his seat in 1861 rather than withdraw with the other members of the Ga. delegation. In 1863 he made an unsuccessful bid for the governorship.

After the war, Hill participated actively in the work of Reconstruction as a member of the constitutional convention of 1865 and as a U.S. Senator. Elected to the Senate in 1868, he qualified in 1871 and served until 1873. Although he entered Republic party and supported Radical Reconstruction, he never lost the respect and admiration of the people of Ga.

When his term ended in 1873, Hill retired from politics, coming out of retirement only to take part in the constitutional convention of 1877. He died in 1891 and is buried in Madison
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 104-1.)
Marker series. This marker
Joshua Hill Home image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 19, 2005
2. Joshua Hill Home
is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 35.484′ N, 83° 28.35′ W. Marker is in Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Streeet (Business U.S. 441) and Hill Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Streeet. Click for map. Marker is at the southwest corner of US 441/129/278 (Business), at Hill Street in Madison. The house is one block NW on Hill Street. Marker is in this post office area: Madison GA 30650, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Advanced Education Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Commons (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoneman Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); The March to the Sea (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Foundation to Consolidation (about 500 feet away); Formal Southern Landscapes (about 600 feet away); Early Religious Life (about 700 feet away); Antebellum Architecture (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
Also see . . .  Joshua Hill. Hill, seated in Congress finally in 1871, was the only Republican so elected from Georgia until Mack Mattingly in 1981. (Submitted on July 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,748 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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