Green Hill, Indiana

Green Hill, Indiana

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official_name = Green Hill
settlement_type = Town
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Indiana
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Warren
subdivision_type3 = Township
subdivision_name3 = Medina
established_title = Founded
established_date = 1832
founder = William and Horatio Bailey
named_for = Green Hill Seminary
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timezone = EST
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latd = 40 |latm = 24 |lats = 51 |latNS = N
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Green Hill is a small unincoporated town in Medina Township, Warren County, Indiana. Founded in the year of 1832 under a different name, and established under its current name in 1869.


The town was platted on March 5, 1832 by William B. Bailey and his brother Horatio who named it Milford, for their home town of Milford, Delaware.cite book
last = Cottingham
first = Doris
title = A History of Warren County, Indiana (175th Anniversary Edition)
publisher = Warren County Historical Society
date = 2002
chapter = Medina Township
] The plat included 48 lots, two north/south streets (Main and East) and three east/west streets (Pine, Center and Warren). The first store opened in 1833 and was followed in subsequent years by several more businesses, including a liquor store, blacksmith, grocery, tannery, shoe-maker, wagon-maker and others. A post office was established on December 2, 1837 as Poolesville, in honor of the town's first resident physician, Dr. Poole — it retained the name until August 13, 1904.cite book
last = Goodspeed
first = Weston A.
title = Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical
publisher = F. A. Battey & Co.
location = Chicago
date = 1883
chapter = Towns and Villages of Warren County

In 1869 the citizens of the town voted to incorporate, and renamed it from Milford to Green Hill, owing to the town's Green Hill Seminary which the United Brethren established there. An 1883 history of the area cited Green Hill's population as "over two hundred".

In common with many other small midwestern communities, Green Hill diminished during the 20th century as its rural population dwindled or moved to more urban areas. Current population in undetermined, but satellite photography shows perhaps 30 homes in and around the town.

One of Green Hill's most notable natives is NASA astronaut Donald E. Williams, who served as pilot on the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-51-D) in 1985 and as commander of the Atlantis (STS-34) in 1989. [cite web
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title = NASA Astronaut Biographies
accessdate = 2007-09-28

Civil War general George Day Wagner was raised on a farm near Green Hill, and is buried in Armstrong Cemetery.


Green Hill is located at 40°24'51" North, 87°06'40" West (40.414167, -87.111111), less than a mile from the border with Tippecanoe County. It overlooks Little Pine Creek which flows along its north and west.



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