The George G. and Alva Hudson Smith Foundation has generously provided the funding for this website. Their Mission Statement is as follows:
The purpose of the George G. and Alva Hudson Smith Foundation is to enrich the lives of citizens of Hill County, Texas. The Foundation focuses on, but is not limited to, programs that benefit the health, education, and welfare of the underprivileged and seeks to support programs that address basic human needs in a caring and efficient manner. The Foundation invites bequests and contributions from individuals and organizations that share its objectives.
This project was produced by the Fort Graham Chapter of the Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
The National DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. The motto of the organization is service to God, Home and Country.
The Fort Graham Chapter was organized in 2008. Since then, the members have accomplished the following:
|Founding Mothers troupe|
The Fort Graham Chapter, a part of both the National Society DAR and the Texas Society DAR, welcomes questions on any of their projects or inquiries regarding membership. For more information, see their Facebook page or contact them by email.
Clarity Site Solutions, a website design company, performed the research for the information contained within this website. Information was gathered from visits to local museums and libraries, interviews with current and past residents, and a variety of books on the history of Hill County.
The text and photos included in the website were selected based on their potential level of interest to the students in Hill County schools. In addition, emphasis was placed throughout the website on people, places, and events that inter-related to each other.
Linda Wilmarth, owner of Clarity Site Solutions, organized the website to be simple to navigate for students of all grades. In addition, it was designed to be readily accessible to users with both new and older technology computers, tablets, and smartphones. The goal was to make this site usable by everyone with an interest in the history of Hill County, Texas.
Many people have contributed their time and knowledge to make this website a success. Below is a list of some of these people and the organizations they represent.
Denise Carter Cheryl Comer Gary Comer Linda Dillard Karen Doskocil Robert Duncan Sandee Farmer Paulette Fulton Cortney Haney Charlotte Heald Joyce Hollingsworth Susan Johnston Russell Keelin
Madeleine Lively Will Lowrance Judie McClure Emmet McMahan Mary McMahan Oliver McMahan Henry Moore Joyce Reid Rosa Santos Mary Ann Schneider Cathy Shook Anita Tufts Enid Waldrop Karon Worley
Cell Block Museum
Hillsboro City Library
Hill County Historical Commission
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
Hillsboro City Library
Hillsboro Community Development
Hillsboro Historic Preservation Commission
Hillsboro ISD History Department
Hillsboro Main Street Program
Historic Hubbard Museum
Itasca Railroad Depot Museum
Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce
Lake Whitney Public Library
Landscapes Magazine, Winter 1999
"Perfessor" Bill Edwards
Texas Heritage Museum
Texas Land Bank
Whitney Area Museum