Asa Hill of Rutersville

Asa Hill of Rutersville (HM1CVY)

Location: La Grange, TX 78945 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 56.81', W 96° 47.958'

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(1788? - 1844)

Born in Martin County, N.C. Married Elizabeth Barksdale in Georgia, Oct. 6, 1808. Came to Texas 1835. In army in 1836, was sent by Gen. Houston to warn people in enemy's path. Settled here 1839. In 1840, enrolled eight children in Rutersville College. With sons Jeffrey and John C.C., joined the 1842 expedition to Mier, Mex.; captured, he drew a white bean — thus escaped death, but was in prison until Aug. 1843. Jeffrey was wounded, captured, likewise imprisoned. John C.C., then 14, was adopted by Gen. Santa Anna.

Asa Hill died here; was buried on Cedar Creek, off SH 159.

(incise on back of marker)
In Memory of Jeffrey Barksdale Hill, son of Asa Hill; William Carroll Jackson Hill, son of Asa Hill; James Monroe Hill, son of Asa Hill; Asa Collinsworth Hill, son of Asa Hill; John Christopher Columbus Hill, son of Asa Hill; Lucy Amanda (Hill) Jones, daughter of James Monroe Hill; Frank Webb Hill, son of James Monroe Hill; George Alfred Hill, Jr., grandson of James Monroe Hill; Thomas Lindsay Blanton, great-grandson of Asa Hill
Marker Number2486
Year Placed1973
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 4:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 712391 N 3314930
Decimal Degrees29.94683333, -96.79930000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.81', W 96° 47.958'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 48.60" N, 96° 47' 57.48" W
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Area Code(s)979, 713
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4737-4755 Old College Rd, La Grange TX 78945, US
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