George Washington Hitt

George Washington Hitt (HM13ZD)

Location: Toccoa, GA 30577 Stephens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 35.561', W 83° 20.002'

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— Artist, Humanitarian, Philosopher —

"An unforgettable personality whose courage shone with such crystal brilliance as to brighten the world about him and uplift the spirits of those even more fortunate, but not fashioned of such heroic fibre. His is a name to remember when the going gets tough and the seductive voices of defeat sing their siren song." — Rogers, The Atlanta Journal.

Born March 31, 1913, his life was spent in Toccoa. Despite crippling rheumatoid arthritis, he led an active, creative life as an internationally known silhouette artist, reporter and technical writer. His philosophy was "No person is handicapped unless he perceives himself to be." He received the Army-Navy E Award in 1945, the same year the U.S. Dept. of State distributed the story of his life abroad. In 1954 he received the national Who's Crippled Award. His delicate silhouettes depicted people and events, but his most beautiful were of nature. His feeling for composition and sensitivity in artistic portrayal ranked him among the foremost silhouette artists of his day.
HM NumberHM13ZD
Year Placed1984
Placed ByStephens County Historical Society and Friends of George Hitt
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 6:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 286005 N 3830349
Decimal Degrees34.59268333, -83.33336667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 35.561', W 83° 20.002'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 35' 33.66" N, 83° 20' 0.12" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 704 Henderson Falls Rd, Toccoa GA 30577, US
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