Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal

Hilton is a small town (now incorporated into the town of Howick to the North West) that lies on the brow of the escarpment above Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In 1872 the Reverend William Orde Newnham[2] opened Hilton College on a large estate 7.8km[3] north of the town, which is now one of South Africa's leading private schools.

Hilton
Hilton is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Hilton
Hilton
Hilton is located in South Africa
Hilton
Hilton
Coordinates: 29°33′S 30°18′E / 29.550°S 30.300°E / -29.550; 30.300Coordinates: 29°33′S 30°18′E / 29.550°S 30.300°E / -29.550; 30.300
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictUMgungundlovu
MunicipalityuMngeni
Area
 • Total30.90 km2 (11.93 sq mi)
Elevation
1,080 m (3,540 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total9,340
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African27.4%
 • Coloured1.9%
 • Indian/Asian2.5%
 • White67.6%
 • Other0.7%
First languages (2011)
 • English72.1%
 • Zulu17.0%
 • Afrikaans7.3%
 • Other3.6%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
3245
PO box
3245
Area code033

The woman[4][5] who named[6] Hilton was Jane Henderson, her husband Joseph Henderson (1825–1899): merchant, banker, financier and politician. He married Jane Maidstone née Pearson on the 13th Aug 1849 in Pietermaritzburg and accompanied Theophilus Shepstone as adviser to the Transvaal in 1877.

Education in Hilton includes Cowan House, a private mixed boarding school for over 300 pupils. The school, founded in 1948 was destroyed in a fire in 1997 and was rebuilt the same year. Also St. Anne's Diocesan College, Grace College, Hilton and Laddsworth Primary School.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Hilton". Census 2011.
  2. ^ S, John. "Hilton College South Africa was founded by Reverend William Orde Newnham and Gould Arthur Lucas in 1872". John Learn. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  3. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  4. ^ "Hilton: Town becoming a growth point". Property360. 2018-07-14. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  5. ^ "The Story of Hilton - HiltonVillage.co.za". www.hiltonvillage.co.za. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  6. ^ "Hilton History | Hilton Village - HiltonVillage.co.za". www.hiltonvillage.co.za. Retrieved 2019-01-29.