Joshua Hill Home

Joshua Hill Home (HM5T2)

Location: Madison, GA 30650 Morgan County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 35.484', W 83° 28.35'

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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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HM NumberHM5T2
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number104-1
Year Placed1963
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 7:13pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 270554 N 3719592
Decimal Degrees33.59140000, -83.47250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.484', W 83° 28.35'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 29.04" N, 83° 28' 21.00" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-575 GA-24 Spur, Madison GA 30650, US
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