HVP Time Capsule

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Hall’s Hill was settled by newly freed slaves shortly after the Civil War. The community’s origin includes two distinct names: Hall’s Hill and High View Park. Originally part of the Basil Hall estates, the landowner sold a great deal of his property to freed slaves for prices ranging from $10-$15 an acre. Referred to as “the bottom of the hill” until 1965, it was renamed to include the entire area because of its spectacular view of the County.

Source:  “Revisiting the Hill,” January 10, 2016