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By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
A Looming Mystery Marker
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — A Looming Mystery
This large loom is 150-200 years old and presents a mystery: why was such valuable equipment abandoned in pieces at a stagecoach station? We know that while some weavers kept shops, others traveled from farmstead to farmstead, setting up . . . — Map (db m50856) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees
Wood was the most readily accessible material to an 1800s South Carolina farmer. Many items now made from metal were originally made of wood - even locks and keys - because metal was expensive and wood was free. Due to its wide availability and . . . — Map (db m50889) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Americans in Redcoats
These things are ominous - these are the damned yelling boys! Abraham DePeyster, New York loyalist officer British war drums bellowed the alarm as 120 battle-hardened veterans in red took their places in line here they were the first to . . . — Map (db m17552) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Americans Vanquished
In these woods, dazed Tories hurriedly buried their fallen comrades, using only logs and rocks. Dr.Uzal Johnson of the New Jersey provincials spent the night with the several hundred men with wounds, tending friend and foe alike. At dawn, a long . . . — Map (db m17660) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Americans Victors
Imagine hundreds of men, dressed more or less alike, heart still pounding from the fever of battle, milling around this hillside as the sun sets. Whigs and Tories both sleep on wet, cold ground, amid the groans of wounded and dying men. The rebel . . . — Map (db m17657) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Artisan With Fire
While every farmer needed basic blacksmithing skills to make or mend small simple objects like horseshoes and nails, only the village smithy had the expertise to craft substantial articles such as kitchen and farm tools, blades and hinges. . . . — Map (db m50863) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Be Your Own Officer
When we encounter the enemy, don't wait for a word of command. Let each of you be your own officer, and do the very best you can....If in the woods, shelter yourselves and give them Indian play; advance from tree to tree...and killing and . . . — Map (db m17526) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — British Route of March
→ October 6, 1780 British Route of March — Map (db m34729) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Carolina Backwoodsmen
This distinguished race of men are more savage than the Indians,and possess every one of their vices, but not one of their virtues. I have known...these fellows(to) travel 200 miles through the woods never keeping any road or path, guided by the . . . — Map (db m17671) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Caught in a Crossfire
Hard pressed on every side, Ferguson's men fell back to their camp, which lay in the saddle of the ridge you see just ahead. As some Tories tried to surrender, bullets continued to pour into their ranks from all directions. Too late, they saw they . . . — Map (db m17568) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Charging Cold Steel - Three Times
Everyone knew Colonel Sevier's rugged frontiersmen for their long-rifle marksmanship-and their touchy eagerness for a brawl. But no experienced military man of that day expected men armed only with hunting weapons to be able to face and defeat real . . . — Map (db m17530) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Col. Asbury CowardSoldier - Patriot - Educator
To honor Col. Asbury Coward President, Kings Mountain Centennial Association, 1880. Acknowledged, inspirational force in perpetuating the glory and importance of the Battle of Kings Mountain Erected by Kings Mountain Chapter Daughters of the . . . — Map (db m17563) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Col. Ferguson Fell
Here Col. Ferguson Fell Oct. 7, 1780 — Map (db m37322) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Col. Frederick Hambright
This Tablet Marks the spot where Col. Frederick Hambright was wounded — Map (db m17516) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial
To the memory of Col. Patrick Ferguson Seventy-First regiment. Highland light Infantry. Born in Aberdeenshire. Scotland in 1744. Killed October 7, 1780 in action at King's Mountain while in command of the British Troops. A soldier of . . . — Map (db m17655) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Dickey / Sherer Home
Built circa 1770 by John Dickey of Ireland, via Albemarle County, Virginia. Original site located on Quinn's Road, Tryon, North Carolina. Now called Wilson Chapel Road, Bullock Creek Township, York County, South Carolina. Home of Richard Sherer . . . — Map (db m50846) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Drive the Enemy
The ridge ahead was craggy and rough, and covered with flame and smoke. Campbell's Virginia regiment had drawn a tough and bloody assignment; to lead the first strike against the Tories. They were the first to close with the enemy, the first to hear . . . — Map (db m17550) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Fighting in a Forest Primeval
Kings Mountain...would have enabled us to oppose a superior force with advantage had it not been covered with wood which sheltered the Americans and enabled them to fight in their favorite manner. Alexander Chesney, South Carolina . . . — Map (db m17481) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — God Save the King!
A battalion of loyal Americans stood battle-ready on the spine of Kings Mountain above you. Lord Cornwallis' powerful army had ground its way north from Charleston with an unbroken string of British victories. Throughout the summer of 1780, His . . . — Map (db m17460) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Home Sweet Homeplace
The heart and headquarters of a working farm was the homeplace. Here, the family lived and children were schooled. Particularly when weather forced people inside, the homeplace bustled with activity. Following a traditional design that's . . . — Map (db m50855) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — King's Mountain
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South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Kings Mountain Battlefild Trail
If you follow the trail to your left, you will circle the base of Kings Mountain, as gathering patriot forces did on the afternoon of October 7, 1780. The path climbs to a rock-strewn ridge line which was defended by more than 1,000 American . . . — Map (db m17678) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Kings Mountain Battleground
Kings Mountain Battleground York County South Carolina — Map (db m17677) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Liberty!
Gunshots and the shouts of hundreds of men battered the slope you see just ahead as one of the fiercest battles of the American Revolution broke out. Every man here that day knew that the Carolina backcountry had burned and bled since May when the . . . — Map (db m17672) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Lieutenant Colonel James Hawthorn
In Honor of Lieutenant Colonel James Hawthorn Commander of Colonel William Hill's Regiment York County Troops In the Battle of Kings Mountain 7 October 1780 Colonel Hill having been disabled By wounds Received In a former . . . — Map (db m17651) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Local Boys & Spies
The patriots who formed battle lines at the foot of this hillside were local boys who knew Kings Mountain well. Some had used the large clearing atop the ridge as a deerhunters' camp. Local men from the South Fork settlements had helped the Whig . . . — Map (db m17519) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Loyal Carolina Men
So soon as Charleston fell, there was a proclamation for all to come forward...peace and pardon should be granted....Vast numbers flocked in and submitted; some through fear, some through willingness, and others, perhaps, through a hope that all . . . — Map (db m17565) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Major Ferguson Falls
The chaos of battle roared along this ridge top. Piercing the din of gunfire and wounded men's groans, Ferguson's silver whistle shrilled, rallying his Tories. Two horses were shot out from under him; Ferguson seemed to be everywhere at once. . . . — Map (db m17654) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Major William Chronicle — Oct. 7, 1780
Here Fell Major William Chronicle Oct. 7, 1780 — Map (db m17514) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Major Winston's"Foxhunters"
Major Joseph Winston's command mistakenly charged a hillside that was barren of Tories. Later, arriving here, they eagerly peered through the autumn leaves to see if they were mistaken again. They were not, and so entered the triumphant fight. — Map (db m17513) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — President Hoover
On this Site President Hoover Addressed an audience of 75,000 at the Celebration of the Sesque Centennial of the Battle of Kings Mountain Oct. 7, 1930 — Map (db m17533) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Presidential Recognition150th Anniversary of the battle
This is a place of inspiring memories. Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force....This small band of patriots turned back a dangerous invasion well-designed to separate and dismember the united . . . — Map (db m17535) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Sacred to the Memory Monument
Sacred to the Memory of Major Willian Chronicle, Captain John Mattocks William Rabb and John Boyd Who Were killed at this place on the 7th. of October 1780. Fighting in Defense of America. Colonel Ferguson an office of his Britannic . . . — Map (db m17518) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Shoot Tree to Tree
Ben Hollingsworth and myself took right up the side of the mountain, and fought our way from tree to tree, up to the summit. I recollect I stood behind one tree and fired until the bark was nearly all knocked off, and my eyes pretty well . . . — Map (db m17523) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — That's So Sweet!
With sugar too expensive and artificial sweeteners unknown, how could farmers satisfy their sweet tooth? By using sorghum! Unlike sugar cane, sorghum is drought resistant, making it an ideal crop for this region. Rich in hard-to-find . . . — Map (db m50869) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — The Battle of Kings Mountain Monument
In Memory of the patriotic American who participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain this Monument is erected by their grateful Descendants. Here the tide of battle turned in favor of the American Colonel. Here on this day . . . — Map (db m17561) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Tighten the Noose
Fire as quick as you can, and stand your ground as long as you can. When you can do no better, get behind trees, or retreat; but I beg you not to run quite off. It we are repulsed, let us make a point of returning, and renewing the . . . — Map (db m17522) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Two Parks, One Mountain
Kings Mountain National Military Park The sacrifices and significance of what happened on this mountaintop echo loudly through two centuries of American history. Five times-in 1815, 1855, 1880, 1909, and 1930-great crowds of Americans from . . . — Map (db m17675) HM
South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Welcome to Kings Mountain State Park
Welcome to the Past! In the future, how might people look back at your life? How would a "typical" home of the early 20th century be depicted? What other buildings would be needed to give a further picture of your daily existence? . . . — Map (db m50847) HM
South Carolina (York County), Brattonsville — 46-48 — Bethesda Presbyterian Church
(Side A) This church, which held services as early as 1760 about 1 mi. E, gave its name to a Scots-Irish community in this area before the Revolution. It was formally organized in 1769 by Rev. William Richardson. In 1771 John Fondren donated . . . — Map (db m31568) HM
South Carolina (York County), Bullock Creek — Bullock Creek Revolutionary War Monument
This marker commemorates the men who participated in the American Revolution, and are interred in the Bullock’s Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. These men, believing in the noble cause of liberty, gallantly fought for their home and country. . . . — Map (db m55956) HM
South Carolina (York County), Bullock Creek — 46-31 — Lacey's Fort
[Marker Front] Col. Edward Lacey (1742-1813), prominent officer in the American Revolution in the S.C. backcountry, occupied this hill west of Turkey Creek in the late summer of 1780. Lacey, who commanded S.C. militiamen in the battles . . . — Map (db m24536) HM
South Carolina (York County), Clover — 46-18 — Town of Clover
In 1887 the town of Clover was granted a charter by the General Assembly, its city limits to extend "one-half mile in every direction from the railroad depot." Clover Post Office had been established in 1874 with Zimri Carroll as postmaster. Six . . . — Map (db m28238) HM
South Carolina (York County), Filbert — York County Veterans Memorial
(Front) York County Veterans Memorial In memory of those who served and those who died in all wars We are one Erected 1986 — Map (db m52270) WM
South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — Catawba Indian Memorial
[South Side]: 1600 Erected to the Catawba Indians by Sam'l Elliott White and John McKee Spratt The latter is a descendant Thos. "Kanahwa" Spratt and the former a descendant of Wm. Elliott (a kinsman of Kanahwas) two . . . — Map (db m24825) HM
South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — Confederate Park
Established 1891 on property donated by Capt. Samuel E. White. The site was given citizens of Fort Mill to perpetuate the memory of those who sacrificed so much from 1861-1865. Assisting in making the historic spot a reality were John McKee . . . — Map (db m24820) HM
South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — 46-21 — Fort Mill
(Front) Fort Mill was established on land received in 1787 by Thomas Spratt, one of the first settlers in this area. According to local tradition, the 4,535-acre tract in Catawba Indian territory was given Spratt by the Catawbas who were . . . — Map (db m24819) HM
South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — Fort Mill Confederate Memorial
[South Side]: 1860 Dum Spiro Spero Spes Animis Opibuscue Parati 1891 Defenders of State Sovereignty. [East Side]: List of names [North Side]: 1865 The warrior's banner takes its flight to greet . . . — Map (db m24827) HM
South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — 46-4 — Jefferson Davis's Flight South, April 26-27, 1865Last Confederate Cabinet Meeting, April 27, 1865
(Front): Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his Cabinet, making their way south from Richmond, Va. with a cavalry escort, stopped at Fort Mill on April 26, 1865. Davis spent the night at Springfield, the home of Col. Andrew Baxter . . . — Map (db m74146) HM
South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — Nation Ford
Original trestle completed 1852 by Charlotte & South Carolina R.R. on site of ancient crossing known as the Nation Ford. Burning by Federals April 19, 1865, touched off sharp battle with Southern forces which resulted in Union . . . — Map (db m11050) HM
South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — 46-45 — Springfield Plantation
(Front): This house was built ca. 1806 for planter John Springs III (1782-1853), who served in the S.C. House 1828-34 and was a partner in several banks, railroads, and textile mills before the Civil War. His son Andrew Baxter Springs . . . — Map (db m47679) HM
South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — To the Faithful Slaves
[West Side]: 1860 Dedicated to the faithful slaves who, loyal to a sacred trust, toiled for the support of the army with matchless devotion and sterling fidelity [and] guarded our defenseless homes, women and children . . . — Map (db m42188) HM
South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — 46-49 — Unity Presbyterian Church
Front This church, founded in 1788, predates the present town of Fort Mill and has occupied four sites in the vicinity. The first church, a log building, stood about 2 mi. NE in a community known as “Little York.” It burned . . . — Map (db m47680) HM
South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — Women of the Confederacy Memorial
[South Side]: 1860 Affectionately dedicated by the Jefferson Davis Memorial Association to the women of the Confederacy. The living and the dead, who midst the gloom of war were heroines in the strife, to perpetuate . . . — Map (db m24821) HM
South Carolina (York County), Hickory Grove — 46-16 — Hickory Grove
(Front:) The land on which the town of Hickory Grove developed was granted to John McKenney in 1771 by George III of England. The Hickory Grove Post Office was in operation as early as 1831, and a free public school was located here by . . . — Map (db m24527) HM
South Carolina (York County), Hickory Grove — 46-44 — Hickory Grove Schools
(Front) Hickory Grove School, a two ~ story brick building constructed in 1916 on Peachtree St., was built for grades 1 ~ 11. In 1928 Hickory Grove High School, a one ~ story brick building, was constructed at the corner of Wylie Ave. and . . . — Map (db m52110) HM
South Carolina (York County), Hickory Grove — Unity Academy
Near this site in 1823 Reverend Aaron Williams established the Unity Academy. The first public school in what would later become the town of Hickory Grove. Williams conducted this school on a grade and high school level. Teaching Mathematics, . . . — Map (db m58651) HM
South Carolina (York County), Lake Wylie — Battle Bigger's Ferry 1780
Battle Bigger's Ferry 1780, 3 mi. east of this point on Catawba River between Lord Rawdon's and Sumter's Forces. Whigs commanded by Cols. Hill and Lacey. New Aquisition School attended by Pres. Andrew Jackson 1779 and the widow Howe's cottage . . . — Map (db m59031) HM
South Carolina (York County), McConnells — A House of Untold Stories
Every brick in this building is a testament to the enslaved African Americans who once lived on this plantation. The 1860 census lists Harriet Bratton owning eighty slaves and twenty slave houses. Of those houses this cabin is the lone survivor. . . . — Map (db m24895) HM
South Carolina (York County), McConnells — Backwoods Cabin
The upper part of South Carolina was opened to settlement during the mid-1700s. Traveling down the Great Wagon Road from Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, settlers brought with them vast knowledge needed for life in the wilderness - how . . . — Map (db m24504) HM
South Carolina (York County), McConnells — Bratton Home
This structure, built by William Bratton about 1770, is one of the oldest in York County. The original log house was a two-story home. The timber frame wing at the back of the house was added later. The home was built on the Lincoln Road, . . . — Map (db m24506) HM
South Carolina (York County), McConnells — Brattonsville
Here in the 1760's settled the brothers, William, Robert, and Hugh Bratton, who fought in the Revolutionary War. One-quarter mile east of here at James Williamson's was fought the Battle of Williamson's Plantation on July 12, 1780. The . . . — Map (db m24500) HM
South Carolina (York County), McConnells — Brick Kitchen
Built on the foundations of the original, this building is a replica of the plantation kitchen that stood here until the late 1950s. It was one of the eight brick dependencies once flanking the main house. The kitchen was constructed away from . . . — Map (db m24893) HM
South Carolina (York County), McConnells — Field of Huck's Defeat
[Front Marker] Where 75 Whigs led by Colonel William Bratton defeated a British and Tory force of 500 men July 12, 1780. On this date, Sept.30, 1953, there stands 200 feet to the north of this stone, the Revolutionary home . . . — Map (db m24508) HM
South Carolina (York County), McConnells — 46-28 — Huck's Defeat
On July 12, 1780, at Williamson's Plantation about one-fifth of a mile east from here, Loyalist forces under Capt. Christian Huck were defeated by American forces led by Cols. William Bratton, William Hill, Edward Lacey, Richard Winn, as well as . . . — Map (db m24538) HM
South Carolina (York County), McConnells — 46-13 — McConnells
After the Kings Mountain Railroad was completed in 1852, the McConnellsville Post Office was established here in 1854. The town, named for the McConnell family, was incorporated in 1906. The first intendant was J.T. Crawford; wardens were J.F. . . . — Map (db m24537) HM
South Carolina (York County), McConnells — The Battle of Huck’s Defeat
The information on the historical marker to the left[sic] is not accurate, The inscription on the back is an honorable tribute to Martha Bratton’s bravery prior to the battle. Watt’s tombstone, a reproduction, is in tribute to his . . . — Map (db m24510) HM
South Carolina (York County), McConnells — The Homestead
The Homestead was built between 1823 and 1826 for Dr. John Simpson Bratton and his wife Harriet Rainey Bratton, the second generation of the Bratton family to live at Brattonsville. Bricks for the chimneys were made on the plantation. The two . . . — Map (db m24872) HM
South Carolina (York County), McConnells — 46 61 — William Bratton Plantation/Battle of Huck's Defeat
Side 1: William Bratton Plantation In 1766 William Bratton and his wife Martha Robertson purchased 200 acres on the South Fork of Fishing Creek and built a single-pen log house here at the junction of several important colonial roads. The . . . — Map (db m95591) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-36 — Andrew Jackson Hotel / Vernon Grant
The Andrew Jackson Hotel The Andrew Jackson Hotel, built in 1926, was funded with more than $250,000 raised by citizens of Rock Hill. Designed by Charles Coker Wilson, it is a fine example of the Beaux Arts style and has been called one of the . . . — Map (db m16631) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — Birthplace of Daniel Harvey HillHill's Iron Works
[South side] Birthplace of Daniel Harvey Hill Lieutenant General in the Confederate States Army Soldier, Educator, Author A worthy son of the land we love. [East side] S.68.44 W. 737 feet from this point was the site of . . . — Map (db m28247) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-43 — Black Plantation / Hampton Campaign
Black PlantationThis area was once part of the 448.5-acre plantation of Alexander Templeton Black (1798-1875), for whom Church Street was renamed Black Street. In 1851 Black deeded land for a right-of-way and depot to the Charlotte & S.C. . . . — Map (db m16757) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-34 — Clinton Junior College
Clinton Junior College, affiliated with the A.M.E. Zion Church, was founded in 1894 by Revs. Nero Crockett and W.M. Robinson as Clinton Institute. Named for Bishop Isom C. Clinton, it featured primary and secondary courses as well as a two-year . . . — Map (db m24870) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-7 — Columbia Seminary Chapel
This building was designed by Robert Mills and erected in Columbia, S.C., as the stable and carriage house of the mansion of Ainsley Hall; Chapel of Columbia Theological Seminary (Presbyterian), 1830-1927; first home of Winthrop College, . . . — Map (db m16774) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — East Town Neighborhood
When the White family began selling off their farm, new neighborhoods sprang up in the place of cotton fields. North Confederate Avenue (originally called Pine Street, later called Academy) was first opened in the early 1890s. In 1904 the White . . . — Map (db m24843) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-15 — Ebenezer
The town of Ebenezer was incorporated in 1893. Dr. W.B. Fewell was the first intendant, and the first wardens were J.W. Avery, A.A. Barron, S.A. Fewell, and J.B. Neely. The post office here from 1890-1911 was called Old Point. Earlier post . . . — Map (db m24817) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — Ebenezer Confederate Memorial
[West side] Remembering how they resisted oppression and injustice, defended truth and the right, fought for their native land, enduring hardship and sacrifice. We assume the sacred trust of perpetuating their memory with love and . . . — Map (db m28251) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-27 — Emmett Scott School
[Front]: This school, founded in 1920, was the first public school for blacks in Rock Hill. Named for Emmett J. Scott (1873-1957), a prominent educator who was then secretary of Howard University, Emmett Scott School included all twelve . . . — Map (db m24869) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-29 — Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
[Front]: The first services were in private homes and at Rock Hill Academy 1857-1861. The church was organized Easter 1870 with the Rev. Roberts P. Johnson as its first rector. Founders included the families of Col. Cadwallader Jones, . . . — Map (db m26373) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-26 — First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church / Dr. Arthur Small Rogers
First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church This church was organized in 1895 with 26 charter members. The sanctuary, completed in 1898 and enlarged in 1911, was designed by Charlotte architect C.C. Hook and is listed in the National Register . . . — Map (db m16760) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — First Home of Winthrop CollegeThe South Carolina College for Women
[Left Top]: This Chapel of the Columbia Theological Seminary, at Columbia, South Carolina, was occupied by the Winthrop Training School as a classroom for one year. 1886-1887. The Winthrop Training School was organ- ized in . . . — Map (db m28087) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-8 — First Presbyterian Church / Church Leaders
First Presbyterian Church This church was begun in 1854 as Antioch Chapel of Ebenezer Church under the leadership of Rev. John G. Richards, on land of the Steeles and Workmans, 3 mi. south of Rock Hill. Mission moved in 1858 to this site, . . . — Map (db m11052) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-47 — James Milton Cherry House
[Front]: The home of James Milton Cherry (1856-1920) stood here until 1974. Cherry was a businessman, public servant, agriculturalist, and real estate developer in Rock Hill for 50 years. He helped found the Young Men’s Loan & Trust Co., . . . — Map (db m24833) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-5 — Jefferson Davis' Flight
Having crossed the Catawba at Nation Ford, April 27, 1865, the President of the Confederacy fled south along this road following the fall of Richmond. He was accompanied by the remaining members of his cabinet and a detachment of cavalry under Gen. . . . — Map (db m28253) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-19 — McCorkle-Fewell-Long House / Oakland
McCorkle-Fewell-Long House This two-story frame house with central hall was a typical piedmont farmhouse when built, probably by Stephen McCorkle prior to 1821. Samuel M. Fewell significantly altered the house during his ownership 1867-1890. In . . . — Map (db m24829) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-37 — McCrory's Civil Rights Sit-ins / "Friendship Nine"
McCrory's Civil Rights Sit-ins This building, built in 1901, was occupied by McCrory's Five & Dime from 1937 to 1997. On February 12, 1960, black students from Friendship Jr. College in Rock Hill were denied service at the McCrory's lunch . . . — Map (db m16719) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — President's HouseWinthrop University
Each of Winthrop's president's has lived in the President's House. Built by Captain W.H. Stewart, the home became the President's residence in the late 1890's. The home was first fashioned in the Queen Anne Victorian style, with rounded turrets . . . — Map (db m24834) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — Rock Hill
This marker commemorates the genesis of the city of Rock Hill; and stands near the site of the Charlotte and South Carolina railroad company depot erected about 1851. The village which grew up around the depot was granted recognition as Rock . . . — Map (db m16918) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-23 — Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company
Rock Hill Buggy Company In 1886 A.D. Holler, who had long owned a wagon and buggy shop in Rock Hill, founded Holler and Anderson Buggy Company with his son-in-law John Gary Anderson (1861-1937). Anderson built a factory here in 1892, with . . . — Map (db m24831) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-38 — Rock Hill Cotton Factory
[Front]: This textile mill, built in 1881, was the first in Rock Hill and the first in S.C. to use steam power. A.E. Hutchison, J.M. Ivy, W.L. Roddey, and A.H. White founded the Rock Hill Cotton Factory to boost the city's status as a . . . — Map (db m16725) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-46 — Rock Hill Depots / Rock Hill Street Railway
Rock Hill Depots The first of six railroad depots nearby was built in 1851 on the Charlotte & S.C. RR, after the citizens of Ebenezer objected to a new railroad yard proposed there. The town that grew up here was named Rock Hill after the flint . . . — Map (db m16724) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-41 — Rock Hill High School
[Front]: Rock Hill High School has its origins in the Rock Hill Graded School, opened in 1888 for grades 1-9. The name Rock Hill High was first used in 1907-08 for a boys' school housed in the former Presbyterian High School. A property . . . — Map (db m16759) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company / Rock Hill Buggy Company and Anderson Motor Company
(side 1) Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company The Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company, a division of M. Lowenstein & Sons, of New York, went into operation at this site during the last quarter of 1929. The first general . . . — Map (db m88733) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-9 — Sims Home Site
Near this spot stood the Rock Hill residence of Robert Moorman Sims, Captain, C.S.A., who on April 9, 1865, carried the flag of truce which led to the surrender of Lee's forces at Appomattox, He later was S.C. Senator for Lancaster County, . . . — Map (db m16721) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-22 — Site of White's Mill
About 1 ½ miles south of here on Fishing Creek were a house and mill mentioned on a 1766 royal land grant to Hugh White. British Colonel Banastre Tarleton and his Legion were encamped at White's Mill for several days in September 1780, during . . . — Map (db m24871) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-39 — St. Anne's Parochial School
[Front]: St. Anne’s Church, the first Catholic church in York County, was founded in 1919 by the Rev. William A. Tobin of Columbia. The first building, erected on Saluda Street in 1920, closed in 1961. St. Anne’s opened its first . . . — Map (db m24868) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-40 — Standard Cotton Mill / Highland Park Manufacturing Co.
Standard Cotton Mill The Standard Cotton Mill, built in 1888-89, was the second textile mill in Rock Hill. It was promoted by John R. London and financed entirely by local citizens, including schoolchildren, who bought stock for 50˘ a week. . . . — Map (db m24867) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — The "3C's" Railroad
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 . . . — Map (db m24840) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-35 — The CCC in York County / Tom Johnston Camp, (SCS#10), CCC
The CCC in York County One of the most successful of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), created in 1933. It gave many young men and World War veterans jobs planting trees, fighting forest fires . . . — Map (db m24818) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — The White Home
Located across East White Street, the White Home sheltered five generations of a pioneer Rock Hill family. George Pendleton White and Ann Hutchinson White made their home here after their marriage in 1838. Most likely, a small house was built on . . . — Map (db m24842) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — Town of Ebenezer
This former farming community grew up around Ebenezer Presbyterian Church which had been organized by 1785. Here was located the famed Ebenezer Academy often called "The Athens of York." The first post office was established as Ebenezer Academy in . . . — Map (db m28249) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-42 — U.S. Post Office and Courthouse / Citizen's Building
U.S. Post Office and Courthouse This building was described as "handsome in every respect" when it opened in 1932. It replaced a 1906 post office and housed a new district court and federal offices. It served as a post office until 1986 and . . . — Map (db m16626) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — Upper Land's Ford Road
There was a limited system of roads in eastern York County prior to the creation of Rock Hill in 1851. One of the main routes was the Upper Land's Ford Road, which passed this site on generally the route of present-day East White Street and . . . — Map (db m24839) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-14 — Village of Rock Hill / City of Rock Hill
Village of Rock Hill Main Street was laid out on Alexander Templeton Black's land by Squire John Roddey in 1851. The post office was established in 1852. The village was incorporated by the General Assembly in 1870 with an area of one mile . . . — Map (db m16624) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — Water Trough
The water trough which has been placed here is the only known surviving example of troughs once located at several entrances to the Old Town area of Rock Hill. They provided a convenient place for farmers and travelers to water their horses, mules . . . — Map (db m24841) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-10 — White Home
[Front]: About 1839, this former plantation house was built by George Pendleton White (1801-1849) and his wife, Ann Hutchison White (1805-1880). It has since sheltered five generations of a pioneer Rock Hill family. During the War of . . . — Map (db m24838) HM
South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-24 — William Hill (1741-1816) / Hill's Ironworks
(Front): William Hill, who served in the American Revolution and was present at many battles, built an ironworks near here on Allison Creek about 1776. Hill and his partner, Isaac Hayne, manufactured swivel guns, kitchen utensils, cannon, . . . — Map (db m28244) HM
South Carolina (York County), Sharon — Blairsville Schools
(Front) Blairsville Schools 1818 ~ 1819 The Earliest known school in the Blairsville Area was one headed by R.Y. Russell. Conducted in a converted corn crib on the farm of James Hogg, about one mile from this site. 1830 ~ 1867 About . . . — Map (db m52108) HM
South Carolina (York County), Sharon — 46-2 — Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church
Under leadership of Dr. Joseph Alexander, pastor 1774-1801, this church, organized in 1769, was a Whig stronghold during the Revolution. Three hundred yards west is the site of one of the earliest academies in upper South Carolina, . . . — Map (db m24535) HM
South Carolina (York County), Sharon — 46-33 — Dickey - Sherer House
[Front]: A two-story log house built ca. 1771 for John Dickey (1703-1789) stood about 100 yds. NE until 1988, when it was moved to Kings Mountain State Park. Dickey, a native of Ireland, emigrated to Virginia with his wife Martha McNeely . . . — Map (db m24533) HM
South Carolina (York County), Sharon — 46-32 — First National Bank of Sharon
[Front]: This bank, built in 1909-10 by W.W. Blair, was the first bank in the town of Sharon, incorporated in 1889. Its first officers were J.H. Saye, president; J.L. Rainey, vice president; and A.M. Haddon, cashier. From 1910 to 1929 . . . — Map (db m24529) HM
South Carolina (York County), Sharon — 46-12 — Town of Sharon / Sharon
Town of Sharon John L. Rainey, owner of large tracts of land on which Sharon was established, conveyed land to the Presbyterian church in 1889 and 1898, the Methodists in 1897, and the Methodist Episcopal Zion church in 1904. The First National . . . — Map (db m24531) HM
South Carolina (York County), Sharon — Town of Sharon Stone Marker
According to tradition, after the Battle of Kings Mountain, troops led by Colonel Edward Lacey retired to the high hills of Bullock's Creek. In 1876 York historian Rev. Robert Lathan fixed that location to be north of Scott's Mill, about five miles . . . — Map (db m24532) HM
South Carolina (York County), Smyrna — 46-25 — Town of Smyrna
This town was named for Smyrna Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, organized ca. 1842. An academy was established here by 1870, and in 1888 the Charleston, Cincinnati, and Chicago Railroad completed its line here. Four years later the post . . . — Map (db m24525) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — 46-51 — Barnett Brothers Circus, 1929 ~ 1945 / Bennett Brothers Circus, 1929 ~ 1938
Front This site was the winter quarters of the Barnett Brothers Circus, briefly known as the Wallace Brothers Circus, from 1929 through 1945. Founded by Ray W. Rogers (1889 ~ 1946), the circus was one of the first to travel by truck instead . . . — Map (db m55487) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — 46-11 — Bratton House Site / Jefferson Davis's Flight
Bratton House Site Robert Clendinen, Yorkville lawyer and South Carolina Senator from York Disrict (1816-30), purchased this land in 1813. The house which he built here before his death in 1830, was acquired in 1847 by Dr. James Rufus Bratton, . . . — Map (db m11244) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — Colonel Samuel Watson
Colonel Samuel Watson 1731-1810. Wife-Elizabeth McDowell 1738-1817. Near this spot was the home and commissary of Col. Watson, 1st. Liuet. of Rangers, Captain and Delegate to S.C. Prov. Congress 1776. Colonel of Militia New Aquisition. Elder in . . . — Map (db m59033) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — 46-30 — David E. Finley Birthplace
[Front]: David Edward Finley, Jr. (1890-1977), first director of the National Gallery of Art, was born in this house. Finley moved to Washington, D.C. as a child when his father was elected to Congress and was educated at the University . . . — Map (db m11156) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — First Presbyterian ChurchYork Historic District
National Register South Carolina Department of Archives and History York Historic District First Presbyterian Church of Historic Places — Map (db m55036) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — Historic York
Through this intersection originally called Fergus Crossroads have passed General Thomas Sumter - The Gamecock General Daniel Morgan - Hero of Cowpens Lord Cornwallis - British Comdr at Yorktown Col. Banastre Tarleton - British Comdr at . . . — Map (db m11290) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — 46-1 — King's Mountain Battleground
Twelve miles northwest the battle of King's Mountain was fought October 7, 1780. The 900 Whigs were under Colonels Campbell, Shelby, Sevier, Hill, Lacey, Williams, Cleveland; Lieutenant Colonels Hawthorn, Hambright; Majors McDowell, Chronicle, . . . — Map (db m28242) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — 46-17 — King's Mountain Military Academy Site / Micah Jenkins
King's Mountain Military Academy Site Micah Jenkins and Asbury Coward, graduates of The Citadel in Charleston, founded this Yorkville school in 1855. Closed during the Civil War, it was re-opened in 1866 by Coward, who later became head of . . . — Map (db m11272) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — 46-20 — Town of Yorkville / Town of York
Town of Yorkville Formerly known as Fergus's Cross Roads, later Yorkville, this county seat was established in 1785 on land originally granted to John Miller in 1767. According to Robert Mills, the town in 1826 had 8 stores, 5 taverns, a male . . . — Map (db m11299) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — 46-3 — Trinity M. E. Church, South
Organized 1824 by the Reverends Wm. Gassaway & Jos. Holmes with former as pastor, Trinity is the oldest M.E. Church, South in York County. The original building was erected on College Street, 1826. The first Sunday School in York County was . . . — Map (db m11298) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — York County Confederate Monument
(Front):Lest We Forget 1861-1865 Our Confederate Dead (Side):In Eternal Remembrance,"Of the Soldiers tried and true, Who bore the flag of a Nation's trust, And fell in a cause Though lost, still just And died for me and you" . . . — Map (db m11169) HM
South Carolina (York County), York — York County Courthouse
The National Register of Historic Places York County Courthouse — Map (db m44278) HM

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