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Celina in Clay County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Free Hill(s) Community

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
1. Free Hill(s) Community Marker
Inscription.  Free Hill(s), a historic Black community, was established northeast of Celina before the Civil War by former slaves of Virginia Hill. Hill brought her slaves from North Carolina to then Overton County, purchased 2,000 hilly and rough acres, settled and freed them. The freed Blacks took the surname Hill, thus the name Free Hill(s). After 1865, other Clay County Blacks also settled in the area.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 36° 32.652′ N, 85° 28.416′ W. Marker is in Celina, Tennessee, in Clay County. Marker is on Burkesville Highway (SR 53). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Celina TN 38551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dale Hollow Dam (approx. 1.3 miles away); Donaldson Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); History of the Webb Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away);
Free Hill(s) Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
2. Free Hill(s) Community Marker
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Hugh Roberts (approx. 1.7 miles away); William Hull Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); Clay County Veterans Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away); Clay County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Celina During the Civil War (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Celina.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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