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Clinton in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. Walter Hillman

 
 
Dr. Walter Hillman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Dr. Walter Hillman Marker
Inscription.  Walter Hillman was President of the Central Female Institute from 1855 to 1887 and of Mississippi College from 1867 to 1873. During the Civil War he saved many Clintonians from starvation by requesting rations from General Sherman. When Charles Caldwell was assassinated in 1875, Hillman agreed to take his place on the Board of Trustees for Sarah Dickey's Mount Hermon Seminary for Colored Females. Hillman and Consider Parish organized a group of former slaves who established the Pleasant Green Baptist Church. Hillman was referred to as the "Conscience of Clinton."
Walter Hillman died in 1894.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducationWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 32° 20.408′ N, 90° 19.686′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on East Leake Street east of East Street, on the right when traveling east. Located directly across the street from the Hillman-Berry Lions Club Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 East Leake Street, Clinton MS 39056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Dr. Walter Hillman marker next to Hillman College marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. Dr. Walter Hillman marker next to Hillman College marker.
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are within walking distance of this marker. Hillman College (here, next to this marker); Clinton (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Caldwell Assassination (about 700 feet away); Olde Town Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tanglewood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Natchez Trace Crossing (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Clinton Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); The Clinton Riot (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
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View of marker towards Hillman-Berry Lions Club Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. View of marker towards Hillman-Berry Lions Club Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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