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

Free Hill(s) Community

 
 
Free Hill(s) Community Marker image. Click for full size.
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 Commision. (Marker Number 2D 31.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dale Hollow Dam (approx. 1.3 miles away); Celina During the Civil War (approx. 1.9 miles away); Butler's Landing / Bailey Butler (approx. 6 miles away); Fisk Female Academy (approx. 9.6 miles away); John Hunt Morgan (approx. 9.8 miles away); McMillian's Landing (approx. 11.2 miles away in Kentucky); Camp Zollicoffer (approx. 12.9 miles away); Moore's Mill (approx. 13 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Celina.
 
Categories. African Americans
 
Free Hill(s) Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 17, 2014
2. Free Hill(s) Community Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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