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Near Tyler in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James Calhoun Hill

(September 29, 1807 - November 17, 1879)

 
 
James Calhoun Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Randal B. Gilbert, January 2, 2016
1. James Calhoun Hill Marker
Inscription.  Migrating in 1840 from Alabama to Texas, James Calhoun Hill led the first permanent settlers into this vicinity. He served on the commission that ran boundaries of Smith County and platted the county seat in 1846. Prospering as a surveyor and planter in the 1850s, he was blind and reduced in means by 1865, when the Civil War ended. In 1874 he donated land to bring a railroad into the county. He and his wife Rebecca Mar Hill had eleven children.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7733.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 32° 16.98′ N, 95° 14.192′ W. Marker is near Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker can be reached from Meadors Cemetery Road (County Road 2121) 0.3 miles east of Monarch Road (County Road 2214). Marker is located in Meador Cemetery, 35 ft east of the cemetery pavilion. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tyler TX 75707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the
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crow flies. Colonel Richard B. Hubbard / Governor R. B. Hubbard (approx. 3.2 miles away); Headache Springs, C.S.A. (approx. 3˝ miles away); Thomas Glover Pollard, Sr. (approx. 3.9 miles away); First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (approx. 4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Whitehouse (approx. 4.1 miles away); Tyler Junior College (approx. 4˝ miles away); Rudolph Bergfeld (approx. 5.1 miles away); Ordnance Plant (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyler.
 
James Calhoun Hill Marker and Meador Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Randal B. Gilbert, January 2, 2016
2. James Calhoun Hill Marker and Meador Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2016, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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