Mounthill

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Coordinates: 54°48′32″N 5°51′50″W / 54.809°N 5.864°W / 54.809; -5.864 Mounthill is a small village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, near Larne. In the 2011 Census, it had a population of 114 people.[1] It is situated in the Larne Borough Council area.

Mounthill Fair, which takes place in October each year, is predominantly a horse fair (with shire horses dominating). The fair is nearly 300 years old and is said to have begun with a Charter from King James of England.[2]

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The grandfather of Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, left Mounthill around 1750 and settled in North Carolina. Andrew worked there as a tailor and ran a successful business in Greeneville, Tennessee, before being elected Vice-President. He became President following Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mounthill (Mid and East Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map, Location, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  2. ^ "DATE SET FOR THIS YEAR'S MOUNTHILL FAIR". www.larnetimes.co.uk. Johnston Publishing Ltd. Retrieved 14 August 2018.

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