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Hillsboro in Jasper County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill

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Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker
Inscription.  
Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823-1882), first to proclaim the New South industrial rather than agricultural, was born one mile from here. When he was 12 years old his father, John Hill, moved with his family to Long Cane, Troup County. Sen. Hill, opposing secession, became one of the leaders of the Confederacy and was considered the ablest supporter of President Jefferson Davis. A silver-tongued orator, he was instrumental in the removal of Federal troops from the South after the war. The Hill home has been reclaimed. This town, Hillsboro, was named for Isaac Hill, pioneer settler.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 079-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 10.614′ N, 83° 38.352′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Georgia, in Jasper County. Marker is on Georgia Route 11, 0.1 miles south of Plum Street
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, on the right when traveling south. The marker is at the old Ben Hill School, built in 1913, in Hillsboro. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro GA 31038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Across the Ocmulgee (here, next to this marker); Hillsboro (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Harvey Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sunshine Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Sunshine Church II (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hebron Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Stoneman Raid (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Also see . . .  Benjamin Harvey Hill. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on November 18, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 11 in Hillsboro
Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
3. Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker
The 1913 Ben Hill School, with two Georgia Historical Markers (Birthplace of Benjamin Harvey Hill Marker and Across the Ocmulgee) to the right.
Ben Hill School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
4. Ben Hill School
This old school in Hillsboro, now used as a community center, was named for Benjamin Harvey Hill. The marker stands a few feet from the school.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,737 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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