Henry Hill 1829-1879

Henry Hill 1829-1879 (HM1B26)

Location: Granite Falls, MN 56241 Yellow Medicine County
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N 44° 48.229', W 95° 32.752'

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HENRY HILL 1829~1879

1871 - Built dam for water power
1872 - Founded Granite Falls
[photo of dam]
Erected flour, grist, lumber mills in 1872
Gave free lots to secure settlers
Established first mail route and post office
Helped organize the first church
Donated land and promoted building of first school
Worked to obtain county seat for Granite Falls
During grasshopper plaque, fed the needy

Erected by City of Granite Falls during the 1976 Bicentennial
for the Yellow Medicine County Historical Society

HM NumberHM1B26
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceChurch/House of Worship, Mill, Other, River, School, Town
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed1976
Placed ByThe City of Granite Falls
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:25am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] MARTHA DECKER  [2] MARTHA DECKER  
Locationbig map
Location DescriptionMarker is located on the banks of the Minnesota River on the grounds of the Yellow Medicine County Historical Society building.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 298662 N 4964310
Decimal Degrees44.80381667, -95.54586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 48.229', W 95° 32.752'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 48' 13.7400" N, 95° 32' 45.1200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)320, 507
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500 14th Ave, Granite Falls MN 56241, US
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