James Calhoun Hill

James Calhoun Hill (HM1QC2)

Location: Tyler, TX 75707 Smith County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 16.98', W 95° 14.192'

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(September 29, 1807 - November 17, 1879)

Migrating in 1840 from Alabama to Texas, James Calhoun Hill led the first permanent settlers into this vicinity. He served on the commission that ran boundaries of Smith County and platted the county seat in 1846. Prospering as a surveyor and planter in the 1850s, he was blind and reduced in means by 1865, when the Civil War ended. In 1874 he donated land to bring a railroad into the county. He and his wife Rebecca Mar Hill had eleven children.
HM NumberHM1QC2
Marker Number7733
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 289375 N 3574001
Decimal Degrees32.28300000, -95.23653333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 16.98', W 95° 14.192'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 16' 58.8" N, 95° 14' 11.52" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13508 Oakleigh Dr, Tyler TX 75707, US
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