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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hillsboro, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Hill County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hill County, TX (58) Bosque County, TX (19) Ellis County, TX (81) Johnson County, TX (46) Limestone County, TX (39) McLennan County, TX (127) Navarro County, TX (78)  HillCounty(58) Hill County (58)  BosqueCounty(19) Bosque County (19)  EllisCounty(81) Ellis County (81)  JohnsonCounty(46) Johnson County (46)  LimestoneCounty(39) Limestone County (39)  McLennanCounty(127) McLennan County (127)  NavarroCounty(78) Navarro County (78)
Hillsboro is the county seat for Hill County
Hillsboro is in Hill County
      Hill County (58)  
ADJACENT TO HILL COUNTY
      Bosque County (19)  
      Ellis County (81)  
      Johnson County (46)  
      Limestone County (39)  
      McLennan County (127)  
      Navarro County (78)  
 
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1Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 67 — Abbott House
Jo Abbott and his wife, Rowena Sturgis Abbott, bought this property in 1883 and later built the house next door (west). Abbott was a county and district judge, congressman, and local banker. In 1899 this house (originally a T-plan) was on the . . . Map (db m59801) HM
2Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 449 — Bond's Alley
Local site for politics, peddlers' shows, whittling, cockfights, fisticuffs. Named for Bond's Drug Store, located here since 1881, and sheltering in bad weather people who usually sunned in alley. Early neighbors varied from a Chinese laundry to an . . . Map (db m60757) HM
3Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 792 — Central Christian Church(Disciples of Christ) of Hillsboro
The earliest worship service for local Disciples was conducted on September 11, 1881. Six years later the fellowship was formally chartered with 35 members. Meetings were held in private homes, the courthouse, and the schoolhouse until a sanctuary . . . Map (db m61001) HM
4Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 13001 — City of Hillsboro
In 1853, the Texas Legislature carved Hill County out of Navarro County. Named for physician and Republic of Texas Secretary of War Dr. George Washington Hill, the new county had only recently attracted Anglo settlement, following the establishment . . . Map (db m60160) HM
5Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 1032 — Confederate Veterans and Old Settlers Reunion Grounds
Formed in 1901, the Confederate Veterans and Old Settlers Association of Hill County acquired 73 acres of wooded land as a site for its summer reunion. The 3-5 day encampment, held annually from 1902 to 1924, was an important social and recreational . . . Map (db m62275) HM
6Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — Courthouse History(Hill County, Texas)
(East Face) Hill County was organized on May 14, 1853. The courthouse square is near the geographic center of the county and has been the site for five courthouse buildings. The present building was completed in 1890. McShane Bell Factory . . . Map (db m61477) HM
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7Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 1175 — Davis Home
1900 Victorian Home of Edward S. Davis, Civic Leader, Banker, Engineer. Has Fine Ornamentation, Tiles, Windows. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark 1965Map (db m60974) HM
8Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 12074 — First Baptist Church of Hillsboro
   Baptist ministry in this area can be traced to the Rev. J. M. Samford, who arrived in the vicinity in the 1840s. Hill County was formed in 1853, and Hillsborough (later Hillsboro) was chosen as county seat. The earliest recorded Baptist minister . . . Map (db m61334) HM
9Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 13212 — George L. and Roxie Brooks Porter Home
In 1881, Tennessee native George L. Porter (1854-1928) wed Roxie Brooks (1863-1927), daughter of early Hill County official Cincinattus Ney Brooks. George was a merchant in nearby Peoria (6 mi. W) and later served as an officer in Sturgis National . . . Map (db m62407) HM
10Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 2480 — Hill County
Created February 7, 1855 Organized May 14, 1853 Named in honor of Dr. George W. Hill 1814-1860 Member of the Texas Congress and Legislature Secretary of War of the Republic of Texas, 1843-1845 Lexington, first village . . . Map (db m62522) HM
11Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — Hill County Confederate Memorial1861 - 1865
. . . Map (db m62633) WM
12Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 2481 — Hill County Courthouse
The fourth courthouse for Hill County (organized in 1853) and the third one located in Hillsboro, this impressive landmark replaced a brick court building erected in 1874. Contractors Lovell, Miller and Hood of Brownsville built this rusticated . . . Map (db m62789) HM
13Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 2482 — Hill County Jail
Constructed in 1893, this building serves as the third jail for Hill County. It was designed by W. C. Dodson of Waco, architect of the Hill County Courthouse, and built by the Brown County firm of Lovell and Wood. The brick and limestone structure . . . Map (db m63541) HM
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14Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 2484 — Hill County, C.S.A.
Civil War supply center. Sent into service an infantry and 3 cavalry companies. Flour, shoes, saddles, machinery were made. The county commissioners court equipped and clothed troops. Also furnished medicine, cotton, wool, meat, corn and salt to . . . Map (db m203908) HM
15Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 12920 — Hillsboro City Cemetery
Hillsboro City Cemetery Established 1855 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002Map (db m192546) HM
16Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 2487 — Hillsboro Junior College
One of first public junior colleges in Texas. Established 1923, as a part of Hillsboro Public School System. Peak attendance was 410 students during 1939-40. School closed August 31, 1950, after voters defeated maintenance tax proposal twice. . . . Map (db m62299) HM
17Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 2488 — Hillsboro Post Office Building
This renaissance revival building was constructed as the fifth location for the Hillsboro Post Office. Work was begun in 1912 and completed three years later under the direction of Architect James Knox Taylor. The building's design features a tiled . . . Map (db m62301) HM
18Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 14649 — Ivy-Atchison Pioneer Home
Presently enclosed by a frame house, the original log structure was built in the 1840's and was on of the first homes in the settlement that became Peoria. Portions of the original walls are visible behind glass panes. Has early Texas furnishings. . . . Map (db m183201) HM
19Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 2906 — Katy Depot
This depot was built to serve the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy) Rail Line, which reached Hillsboro in 1881. Completed in 1902, the station features elements of the Eastlake, Victorian, and Prairie styles. Early MKT trains carried materials for the . . . Map (db m62900) HM
20Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 15035 — Kerby Community
In the 1890s, the community of Kerby (Kirby) developed in this location, southwest of Hillsboro, on a grant issued to the heirs of Henry Ross. The community was likely named for Jerome Claiborne Kearby, a populist candidate for the Sixth . . . Map (db m150552) HM
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21Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 2088 — Old G. D. Tarlton House
Victorian style. Built in 1895 by noted attorney Greene Duke Tarlton (1852-1931), from Louisiana. House was one of finest in town, with hand-carved mantels, stained glass windows, "speaking tube" between kitchen and third floor bedroom, and a . . . Map (db m62764) HM
22Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 4023 — Pioneer Bank Building
One of the oldest bank buildings in Hill County. Built in 1887 by Farmers National Bank. Constructed of sun-dried brick, replaced by kiln-dried brick in 1912. Purchased by Colonial Trust Company in 1931; Greek revival front with columns added. . . . Map (db m61613) HM
23Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 4708 — Sims-Womack House
The original section of this house, which consisted of two rooms and a detached kitchen, was built prior to 1870. Later additions were made during the ownership of Dr. William Thomas Sims (1874-1928), who purchased the property in 1906. A prominent . . . Map (db m61983) HM
24Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 12668 — Site of Old Lexington Village
Founded about 1851 on Jack's Branch. Was Hill County's first settlement and only polling place when county organized on May 14, 1853. For 4 months two log homes functioned as a courthouse until a special election put the county seat at Hillsboro. . . . Map (db m61878) HM
25Texas (Hill County), Hillsboro — 5062 — St. Mary's Episcopal Church
St. Mary's Mission was founded in the 1870s. On July 30, 1886, Bishop Alexander C. Garrett laid the cornerstone for the first church building, which was destroyed by a tornado in 1894. This building was completed in 1911, and St. Mary's . . . Map (db m61183) HM
 
 
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Nov. 30, 2022