Darlington School: Home-on-the-Hill
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Home-on-the-Hill

The Home-on-the-Hill has been the official residence of all Darlington presidents, heads of school and their families since it was purchased by the school in 1923. Its front façade is one of the most popular vistas on the Darlington campus. Alumni return to the home for Alumni Weekend festivities and students and faculty enjoy social events throughout the year with the Head of School and his family.

History

Constructed in 1832, this historic structure is one of the oldest homes in Floyd County and was originally the plantation home of Philip Hemphill, one of the City of Rome’s founding fathers. It was then known as “Alhambra,” named for the Moorish palace in Spain. Interestingly, in 1834, Hemphill and four other men met at Alhambra to discuss plans to build a town that would become a trade center, using riverboats as transportation. The name “Rome” was drawn from a hat – among several other options – inside this very house. 

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5th Grade Home-on-the-Hill Christmas Fun

December 22, 2018
The fifth-graders enjoyed ice cream sundaes, sodas, and a Christmas left-right story with prizes at the Home-on-the-Hill.

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Holiday Fun for Middle School Boys' Basketball

December 19, 2018
The middle school varsity boys' basketball team gathered at the Home-on-the-Hill for some holiday fun together.

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3rd Grade Visits Home on the Hill at Christmas

December 19, 2018
Third-graders were invited to celebrate the holidays with a visit to Home-on-the-Hill with Mrs. Bell. We snacked on doughnut holes, shared our writings about holiday traditions, and drank hot chocolate with fabulous toppings.

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ALUMNI WEEKEND: Alumni Council Pictures from Alumni Weekend

October 14, 2018
Members of the Alumni Council helped take pictures at different events during Alumni Weekend!

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ALUMNI WEEKEND: Thornwood Class of 1968

October 14, 2018
Members of the Thornwood Class of 1968 enjoyed celebrating their 50th reunion during Alumni Weekend.

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ALUMNI WEEKEND: Alumni Cocktail Party

October 13, 2018
Alumni gathered at the Home-on-the-Hill to celebrate their reunions and take class photos.

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ALUMNI WEEKEND: Golden Tiger & Golden Thistles Reception

October 13, 2018
The Golden Tigers and Golden Thistles gathered at the Home-on-the-Hill to celebrate their 50th class reunion or greater.

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ALUMNI WEEKEND: Class Photos

October 13, 2018
The Golden Tigers and Golden Thistles gathered at the Home-on-the-Hill to celebrate their 50th reunion or greater and then all alumni and friends gathered at the Cocktail Party where class photos were made for those celebrating reunions.

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