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Madison in Morgan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Joshua Hill Home

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Joshua Hill Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, July 12, 2008
1. Joshua Hill Home Marker
Inscription.  Joshua Hill, noted Georgian of the Civil War and Reconstruction, was born in 1812 in the Abbeville District, S.C. He studied law and come to Ga. to practice, settling in Madison after living in Monticello for a time. Having strong Whig and Unionist principles, he was drawn into the American or Know-Nothing party when the Whig party in Ga. collapsed and was elected to Congress in 1856, defeating Linton Stephens. An outspoken opponent of secession, Hill resigned his seat in 1861 rather than withdraw with the other members of the Ga. delegation. In 1863 he made an unsuccessful bid for the governorship.

After the war, Hill participated actively in the work of Reconstruction as a member of the constitutional convention of 1865 and as a U.S. Senator. Elected to the Senate in 1868, he qualified in 1871 and served until 1873. Although he entered Republic party and supported Radical Reconstruction, he never lost the respect and admiration of the people of Ga.

When his term ended in 1873, Hill retired from politics, coming out of retirement only to take part in the constitutional convention of 1877. He died in 1891 and is buried in Madison
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Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 104-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 33° 35.484′ N, 83° 28.35′ W. Marker is in Madison, Georgia, in Morgan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Streeet (Business U.S. 441) and Hill Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Streeet. Marker is at the southwest corner of US 441/129/278 (Business), at Hill Street in Madison. The house is one block NW on Hill Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison GA 30650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Advanced Education Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Commons (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stoneman Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); The March to the Sea (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Foundation to Consolidation (about 500 feet away); Formal Southern Landscapes (about 600 feet away); Early Religious Life (about 700 feet away); Early Academies (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
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Joshua Hill Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, February 19, 2005
2. Joshua Hill Home
 Joshua Hill. Hill, seated in Congress finally in 1871, was the only Republican so elected from Georgia until Mack Mattingly in 1981. (Submitted on July 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,286 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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