Sarah Porter Hillhouse

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Sarah Porter Hillhouse (1763—March 26, 1831) was Georgia's, and possibly America's, first woman editor and printer.[1]


In 1786,[1] Sarah joined her husband in moving to Washington, Georgia from Massachusetts.[2]

In 1814, she built her house that is now a historic site in Washington.[1]


In 1801, Sarah's husband David Hillhouse purchased the town's newspaper, the Washington Gazette, and renamed it the Monitor.[1] When he died just two years later, Sarah took over the role as publisher, making her the first woman publisher in Georgia.


  1. ^ a b c d "Hillhouse, Sarah Porter". Georgia Women of Achievement. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Ulrich B. (July 1911). "The Alexander Letters, 1787-1900, Review". The American Historical Review. 16 (4): 830–832. JSTOR 1835729. doi:10.2307/1835729.