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Rock Hill in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The “3C's” Railroad

 
 
The "3C's" Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 25, 2009
1. The "3C's" Railroad Marker
Inscription.
The rail line which passes just north of this site was the second railroad to serve Rock Hill. Part of the Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad (known locally as the 3C's), the first train on this line arrived here in 1888. The 3C's opened access to new markets and made possible the development of Rock Hill's second textile mill, Highland Park, located 0.7 miles east. Rock Hill owes its creation to an earlier line, the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad which was completed in Rock Hill in the fall of 1851. Soon after, the depot, the post office and a new village were named for a flint-rock hill located in the path of the rail line. No evidence of the original rock hill remains.
 
Location. 34° 55.558′ N, 81° 1.334′ W. Marker is in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of East White Street and South Charlotte Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East White Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Hill SC 29730, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upper Land's Ford Road (here, next to this marker); Water Trough (here, next to this marker); The White Home (here, next to this marker); East Town Neighborhood
The "3C's" Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 25, 2009
2. The "3C's" Railroad Marker
(here, next to this marker); a different marker also named White Home (within shouting distance of this marker); First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church / Dr. Arthur Small Rogers (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Episcopal Church of Our Saviour (about 800 feet away); First Presbyterian Church / Church Leaders (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse / Citizen's Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock Hill High School (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Rock Hill.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The "3C's" Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 25, 2009
3. The "3C's" Railroad Marker
Highland Park image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of South Carolina Department of Archives and History, November 25, 2009
4. Highland Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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