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Oak Hill Community Trust

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Oak Hill Pioneers – (early families who invested in this community)

  • Cpt John Coleman and sister, Fannie – 1800’s. His daughter, Sidney, married Zack Williams -1896 (8 children) (Great freeze destroyed citrus groves- 1896)
  • John and Hannah Vann – 1850
  • House of Refuge – Coast Guard Station -1860s
  • William Williams – 1863 (Bill’s hill)
  • Jonathan and Sarah Fountain – 1863 – (5 children)
  • William and Mary Ann Simmons – 1865 (9 children)
  • Jacob Davy Mitchell – 1870 -(Citrus Groves)
  • Charles and sons, Axson, Mitchell, Charles, Gus – 1872
  • William and Joan Howes -PostMasters: L.L. Mosby, Ernest McCullough, Harry Hilldale (1922-1959)
  • W. C. Howes – 1880 – store/PO
  • Phillip Lawrence Wright – 1884
  • Axson and Annie Wilson – 1884 (6 children)
  • John and Mary Putnam – 1886- Howard
  • Lawrence and Sarah Johnson – 1888 – Mary Anderson
  • Lord and Lady Hutton Turnor – 1890 (Seminole Rest)
  • Dr. Henry and Anna Guller – 1890
  • Harry and Ida Simmons – Marie and Ida Goodrich
  • Railroad lines extended to Oak Hill – 1892
  • Phillip and Ruth Wright – 1896 – (8 children)
  • Jesse and Amanda Mosby – 1898
  • Charles and Perry Simmons – 1900
  • Charlie and Lenora Simmons – (6 children)
  • John McCullough – (Eva Brooks, Jessie Fogle) – 1900
  • Henry and Annie Clark – 1900 (Maytown)
  • Eddie and Amanda Jordan -1900
  • John Somerset – Hotel – 1900
  • William Walter and Mattie McGee – 1900 (Mack/Deputy Sheriff)
  • Commercial Fishing – (Goodrich, Simmons, McCall, Reagan, Rich) 1900
  • John and Annie Osteen – 1905 (Nancy Dyall)
  • VIA HAll built – FW Hatch, HJ Magruder, LL Mosby – 1906
  • Leonard and Muriel Mosby – 1908 – store, real estate
  • Charles Ebenbeck – 1st Justice of the Peace – 1908
  • Johnny and Lena Hogan Vann – 1911 (11 children)
  • Wes and Clara Snyder- Seminole Rest – 1911
  • Archie Smith – 1912
  • Mack and Minnie Hutchinson – 1914 (11 children)
  • Floyd and Ethel Jones – 1915 – (6 children); Iona (Bob & Keith)
  • Forte and Eva Jones – (7 children)
  • William Robinson – 1916 Married Lillie Park in 1917 (8 children)
  • Van Buren and Mary Baldwin – 1917 (6 children) – store
  • Oscar and Mamie Alderman – 1918 (8 children)
  • Joseph and Mary Anderson 1919 – Lloyd Anderson
  • Charlie and Ola Harris – (8 children)
  • Horace and Gertrude Bennett – 1920 (3 children)
  • A.P. and Annie Gordon – 1920
  • Garrett and Lorraine Howland -1920
  • John Story – first Principal – Ada Stanley, Patty Howes, Ethel Williams first teachers -1920
  • VCSB built school (1-10) 1929; Cisco Burns – first Principal
  • Principal T. DeWitt Taylor – 1927; William F. Burns – 1938-1960
  • Oak Hill incorporated -1927- Howard Putnam 1st Mayor (StateLegislator- Representative and Senator)
  • 1st Commissioners: Clayton McCullough, Leonard Mosby, W.L. Williams
  • John and Eva Treadwell – 1930 – (8 children)
  • Traveling Baseball team – Possums (won state championship) 1930s
  • 1950’s Kennedy Space Center
  • 1962 – George Fullerton – led reactivation of Oak Hill City Charter
  • Clarence Goodrich, Jr. Was elected Mayor (served 1962-1989)
  • Commissioners were James Burch and Horace Treadwell.

About Us

It is the mission of the Oak Hill Community Trust to provide events and activities that will connect the public and private sectors of the Oak Hill Community, and bring them together to strengthen family life, individual values and potential, and community and civic responsibility.  It is a 501(C)3, not-for-profit organization.