Bighill is a southern Madison county community on US 421 about 12 miles southeast of Richmond. It was named for the large hill nearby. A Bigg Hill post office may have opened in the vicinity by 1820, but the Big Hill post office opened in 1843 on the south side of the hill. It moved to the north side of the hill in 1846 and has operated from several locations. The name was spelled Bighill by 1895.
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