Gravesite of General D.H. Hill
Davidson College Cemetery, N.C.

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(2007) Gravesite of General D.H. Hill at Davidson College Cemetery, Davidson, N.C.
The land for the cemetery was set aside by Davidson College in the late 1830s. A free plot was an early fringe benefit for faculty families. This was the northern edge of town for many years. The fence was built in 1894, but the open gate invites you in. The oldest graves are those for the tiny daughters of Davidson College’s first president, Robert Hall Morrison; they died of diphtheria in 1838. Other things to look for: the marker and grave of Confederate General D. H. Hill, who married one of Dr. Morrison’s daughters and later taught mathematics at the college; the grave of Mathias Engle, a German workman who died in an accident at the quarry at Lover’s Leap, near Mount Mourne, while cutting stone for the foundation of Old Chambers; the CSA cross at the graves of Civil War soldiers

(2007) Close-up of marker in previous photo
Courtesy of North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program



(2007) Gravesite of D.H. Hill

(2007) Obelisk to General D.H. Hill

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