RED HILL, TX (VAN ZANDT COUNTY)
RED HILL, TEXAS (Van Zandt County). Red Hill was a rural community in southeastern Van Zandt County twenty miles southeast of Canton and one mile north of State Highway 64. It was settled by the family of John Piles, who obtained a land grant in 1841 and was one of the county's first 100 taxpayers. The first local church and a school started by S. W. Murphy after the Civil War were located on cemetery land; the first burial was in 1856. White school enrollment reached fifty-seven in 1904; black enrollment at nearby Pleasant Hill School reached thirty-six in that year. By the 1950s the schools had become part of the Van Independent School District. In 1987 a cemetery and a log cabin built by town founder William Willis in 1848 served as a local landmark, but population estimates were unavailable.
Van Zandt County History Book Committee, History of Van Zandt County (Dallas, 1984).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Diana J. Kleiner, "RED HILL, TX (VAN ZANDT COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrr76), accessed February 08, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles