Tomlinson Hill, Texas

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Tomlinson Hill, Texas
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Coordinates: 31°15′57″N96°59′16″W / 31.26583°N 96.98778°W / 31.26583; -96.98778 Coordinates: 31°15′57″N96°59′16″W / 31.26583°N 96.98778°W / 31.26583; -96.98778
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States of America
State Flag of Texas.svg  Texas
County Flag of Falls County, Texas.png Falls
Population (2000)
  Total 64
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76661
Area code(s) 254

Tomlinson Hill is a small unincorporated community in Falls County, Texas, United States. [1] It lies approximately 7½ miles west of Marlin on State Highway 320 and approximately 1½ miles west-southwest of the junction of 320 and State Highway 7.

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

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Falls County, Texas County in the United States

Falls County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 17,866. The county seat is Marlin. It is named for the original 10-foot-tall waterfall on the Brazos River, which existed until the river changed course during a storm in 1866. The present falls can be found two miles northeast of the original falls, at the Falls on the Brazos Park, a camping site located only a few miles out of Marlin on Farm to Market Road 712.

Texas State of the United States of America

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History

It was named for James K. Tomlinson, a native of Georgia who settled in the area with his family in the 1850s. [1] [2] [3] After emancipation, many of Tomlinson's former slaves took his last name. [2] [3] Most of the Tomlinsons have since moved from the area, but some remain, and one notable resident returned the late Oliver Tomlinson, the father of former National Football League (NFL) player LaDainian Tomlinson. [2] [3]

Abolitionism in the United States Movement to end slavery in the United States

Abolitionism in the United States was the movement before and during the American Civil War to end slavery in the United States. In the Americas and western Europe, abolitionism was a movement to end the Atlantic slave trade and set slaves free. In the 17th century, enlightenment thinkers condemned slavery on humanistic grounds and English Quakers and some Evangelical denominations condemned slavery as un-Christian. At that time, most slaves were Africans, but thousands of Native Americans were also enslaved. In the 18th century, as many as six million Africans were transported to the Americas as slaves, at least a third of them on British ships to North America. The colony of Georgia originally abolished slavery within its territory, and thereafter, abolition was part of the message of the First Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s in the Thirteen Colonies.

National Football League Professional American football league

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LaDainian Tomlinson All-American college football player, professional football player, running back

LaDainian Tramayne Tomlinson is a former professional American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He is widely considered one of the greatest running backs of all time. He played the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers, who selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. Tomlinson was invited to five Pro Bowls, was an All-Pro six times, and won consecutive rushing titles in 2006 and 2007. At the time of his retirement, he ranked fifth in career rushing yards (13,684), seventh in all-purpose yards (18,456), second in career rushing touchdowns (145), and third in total touchdowns (162). He currently serves as an analyst on NFL Network. After being elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014, Tomlinson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 2017, his first year of eligibility.

The school had fifty-one students in 1933. [1] In the 1940s, there were four businesses, a school, and several houses. [1] By the 1980s, there was only a church and one business. [1] It was also the site of the annual meeting of the Old Settlers and Veterans Association of Falls County. [1] The population was sixty-four in 2000. [1]

In 2012, a documentary featuring a white descendant, Chris Tomlinson, and a black descendant, Loreane Tomlinson, was directed by Lisa Kaselak. [4] [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, TOMLINSON HILL, TX, The Handbook of Texas Online
  2. 1 2 3 Lee Jenkins, Links to Slavery and N.F.L. Star on a Hill in Texas, The New York Times , January 7, 2007
  3. 1 2 3 Lee Jenkins, 'A Heritage on a Hill, San Diego Magazine , February 2007, pp. 103-105
  4. Documentary website
  5. imdb

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