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Rutersville in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Asa Hill of Rutersville

(1788? - 1844)

 
 
Asa Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, September 17, 2011
1. Asa Hill Marker
Inscription.  Born in Martin County, N.C. Married Elizabeth Barksdale in Georgia, Oct. 6, 1808. Came to Texas 1835. In army in 1836, was sent by Gen. Houston to warn people in enemy's path. Settled here 1839. In 1840, enrolled eight children in Rutersville College. With sons Jeffrey and John C.C., joined the 1842 expedition to Mier, Mex.; captured, he drew a white bean — thus escaped death, but was in prison until Aug. 1843. Jeffrey was wounded, captured, likewise imprisoned. John C.C., then 14, was adopted by Gen. Santa Anna.

Asa Hill died here; was buried on Cedar Creek, off SH 159.

(incise on back of marker)
In Memory of Jeffrey Barksdale Hill, son of Asa Hill; William Carroll Jackson Hill, son of Asa Hill; James Monroe Hill, son of Asa Hill; Asa Collinsworth Hill, son of Asa Hill; John Christopher Columbus Hill, son of Asa Hill; Lucy Amanda (Hill) Jones, daughter of James Monroe Hill; Frank Webb Hill, son of James Monroe Hill; George Alfred Hill, Jr., grandson of James Monroe Hill; Thomas Lindsay Blanton, great-grandson of Asa Hill
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey
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Committee. (Marker Number 2486.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
 
Location. 29° 56.81′ N, 96° 47.958′ W. Marker is in Rutersville, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 159 and Old College Road, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 159. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Grange TX 78945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rutersville (here, next to this marker); Rutersville College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of First Methodist Annual Conference in Texas (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Rutersville College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oldenburg (approx. 2.8 miles away); Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1867 (approx. 4.8 miles away); James Seaton Lester (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fayette County, C.S.A. (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rutersville.
 
Also see . . .  Asa Hill article in Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on February 3, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
Location of Asa Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, September 17, 2011
2. Location of Asa Hill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 710 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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