— 1 block→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.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 7:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 270554 N 3719592|
|Decimal Degrees||33.59140000, -83.47250000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 35.484', W 83° 28.35'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 35' 29.04" N, 83° 28' 21.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 501-575 GA-24 Spur, Madison GA 30650, US|
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