Hillsboro was first created as a settlement in the late 1770s. Settlers flocked to the area because it offered a variety of resources, such as timber, rich soil, and game. It also had a steady water source from Big Spring that still exists today.
While it is not known who first discovered Hillsboro and the surrounding land, the Huskey family settled in Hillsboro in 1803. The descendants of the original family still live on the same piece of property and their farm, Huskey Farm, is one of the oldest farms in Missouri. When Jefferson County was first formed on December 8, 1818, the Missouri State Legislature gave Herculaneum the first county seat. Heated debate surrounded its position over the years before Hillsboro officially became the county seat in 1839. To this day, Hillsboro remains the county of Jefferson County.
Hillsboro’s first courthouse was built in 1840 before it was replaced by a new one in 1865 on a new site of land. After several additions and remodeling, the courthouse built in 1865 remains today, and it is still in use. Hillsboro was originally going to be called Monticello, the name of Thomas Jefferson’s house, but a different village in Missouri had already used the name. The community then settled on the name Hillsboro because it was an English translation of Monticello. In 2020, Hillsboro had a population of 3,473 people. Two historic places in Hillsboro are the Thomas C. Fletcher house and Sandy Creek Covered Bridge. The Thomas C. Fletcher house was built in 1850, and the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge was built in 1872. You can learn more about Hillsboro’s history here and here, where we found all of our information.
Partney Heating and Cooling offers many HVAC services, such as installing and repair ductwork, furnaces, and air conditioners. We also offer ductwork cleaning. We work on both residential and commercial properties. For over twenty years, we have been serving Hillsboro and the surrounding towns, and we are excited to work with both old and new customers. Call us today or contact us below to set up an appointment in Hillsboro, Missouri.
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