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Hinson's Crossroads in Washington County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Hinson's Crossroads

Hinson's Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 31, 2022
1. Hinson's Crossroads Marker
Inscription.  The desire to homestead some land brought two brothers, Harrison and Joshua Hinson, to this place. In approximately 1887, the two brothers, along with Joshua's oldest son, Oscar, brought five hogs to this area. They explored the land, released the hogs, and returned to their homes in Jackson County, several miles north of the area now known as Chipley. Later, when they returned, noting that the hogs had flourished, they relocated their families to this area that we now know as Hinson's Cross Roads.

Hinson's Cross Roads prospered and grew with several stores opening for business. Among those businesses was a grocery store owned by John T. Harrell, Willie Hinson, and David Sellers. May Hinson Bevis owned a "millinery" shop where the ladies purchased their bonnets and hats. There was a grammar school, and the Hinson family founded the first house of worship, Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, still located just down the road from here.

Harrison Hinson and his wife, Sara Williams Hinson, had seven children. Harrison's brother, Joshua Hinson, and his wife, who was Sara's sister, Carry Jensie Williams Hinson, had twelve children.
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Over the years, these large families have prospered and have migrated throughout the world. However, it is nice to remember that the roots of their beginning is where you now stand, Hinson Cross Roads.
Erected by In memory of Harvey Hinson by his son, Willie Green Hinson.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 30° 40.112′ N, 85° 50.549′ W. Marker is in Hinson's Crossroads, Florida, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 284 and County Route 280, on the right when traveling south on County Route 284. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vernon FL 32462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s (approx. 6 miles away); Knox Hill Academy (approx. 7.1 miles away); Vernon Old School (approx. 8.2 miles away); Vernon, Florida (approx. 8.3 miles away); Shady Grove Elementary School For African American Children (approx. 8.7 miles away); Native Americans in Holmes Valley (approx. 8.7 miles away); Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church And Cemetery (approx. 9.6 miles away); Moss Hill (approx. 11.4 miles away).
Hinson's Crossroads Marker looking north image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 31, 2022
2. Hinson's Crossroads Marker looking north
Hinson's Crossroads image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 31, 2022
3. Hinson's Crossroads
Hinson's Crossroads Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Florida Memory, circa 1935
4. Hinson's Crossroads Schoolhouse
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 20, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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Dec. 2, 2023