Old Shorter Hill

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Old Shorter Hill
College Ave, Old Shorter Hill, Rome GA Mar 2018.jpg
College Avenue, near the summit of Old Shorter Hill
Highest point
Elevation676 ft (206 m) [1]
Coordinates34°15′05″N 85°10′10″W / 34.2514827°N 85.1693949°W / 34.2514827; -85.1693949Coordinates: 34°15′05″N 85°10′10″W / 34.2514827°N 85.1693949°W / 34.2514827; -85.1693949[2][3]
Old Shorter Hill is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Old Shorter Hill
Old Shorter Hill
Location of Old Shorter Hill in Georgia
LocationRome, Georgia, U.S.
Topo mapUSGS Rome North, GA
Easiest routeDrive

Old Shorter Hill is a summit in Rome, Georgia.[2] With an elevation of 676 feet (206 m), Old Shorter Hill is the 910th highest summit in the US state of Georgia.[1] It is considered to be one of the Seven Hills of Rome, Georgia.[4][5]

The hill was originally known as Shelton Hill, named after the main landowner in the area.[6] The Cherokee Baptist Female College was originally housed in facilities located on the hill when it was founded in 1873.[7] In 1877, Cherokee Baptist Female College was renamed Shorter College, thanks to generous donations from Alfred and Martha Shorter.[6][4] In 1910, the college moved from Shelton Hill to its current location outside of downtown Rome.[7] The hill's name was changed to Old Shorter Hill upon the death of Martha Shorter.[6] There is currently a cul-de-sac on the summit.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Old Shorter Hill". Peakery.com. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Old Shorter Hill
  3. ^ United States Geological Survey (March 18, 2018). North Rome, GA quadrangle (Topographic map). Reston, VA: United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 18, 2018 – via TopoQuest.
  4. ^ a b c Wilson, CC. The Seven Hills of Rome. RomeGeorgia.com. 23 February 2002. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  5. ^ Denmon, Shirley. The Enchanted Land Eighth Hill. (2012). pp. 5. ISBN 9781452089553
  6. ^ a b c "Floyd County". Calhoun Times. September 1, 2004. p. 79. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  7. ^ a b Taylor-Colbert, Alice. History of Shorter. Shorter.edu. Retrieved 19 March 2018.

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