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Near Arno in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Owen Hill

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
1. Owen Hill Marker
Inscription.  Once a thriving community, Owen Hill was home to Peter, Richard. and Greenberry Owen, pioneer tobacconists, who came to Williamson County in 1817. Confederate surgeon Dr. Urban G. Owen began practicing medicine here in 1859. In 1850 this site, upon which was built a two story, brick lodge and academy, was sold by George C. Kinnard to James S. Ogilvie, C.M. Comsteck, and J.B. Wilson, of Owen Hill Lodge No. 172 F&AM, and Rev. Wm. Burns. W.N. Haley, James P. Allison, E.L. Jordan, J.B. Wilson, and Johnson Jordan, Owen Hill Female Academy trustees. In 1885 the lodge moved to Allisona, and in 1955 to College Grove. Owen Hill’s identity faded in 1952 with the closing of Allison School, a school for Black children since the 1860's.
 
Erected 1998 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 46.432′ N, 86° 42.724′ W. Marker is near Arno, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker
Owen Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, January 16, 2021
2. Owen Hill Marker
is on Owen Hill Road east of Do Drop In Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6737 Owen Hill Rd, College Grove TN 37046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cove (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ogilvie Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rucker Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); College Grove, Tennessee (approx. 2.3 miles away); College Grove Methodist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Arno Community/Wesley Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cross Keys (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sam and Kirk McGee (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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