Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal

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Hilton
Hilton is located in South Africa
Hilton
Hilton
 Hilton shown within South Africa
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
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District UMgungundlovu
Municipality uMngeni
Established 1857
Area[1]
 • Total 30.90 km2 (11.93 sq mi)
Elevation 1,080 m (3,540 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 9,340
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 27.4%
 • Coloured 1.9%
 • Indian/Asian 2.5%
 • White 67.6%
 • Other 0.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 72.1%
 • Zulu 17.0%
 • Afrikaans 7.3%
 • Other 3.6%
Postal code (street) 3245
PO box 3245
Area code 033

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 WO Newnham opened Hilton College here, one of South Africa's leading private schools.

The man who named Hilton was 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 completely destroyed in a fire in 1997 and was rebuilt the same year. Also St. Anne's Diocesan College, Grace College and Laddsworth Primary School.Hilton also has a small remedial school called Capulum College that caters to children of all ages who find it difficult coping in mainstream schools.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Hilton". Census 2011. 

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