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

Village of Rock Hill / City of Rock Hill

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, November 12, 2008
1. City of Rock Hill Marker
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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 square; its center was Gordon's Hotel, which stood just west of here. John R. Allen was first intendant and wardens were J.M. Ivy, Dr. Thos. L. Johnston, John Ratterree, and M.W. Russell.

City of Rock Hill
Rock Hill was incorporated as a city by act of the General Assembly, on December 24, 1892, with an area of two miles square; Center of this square was a point in the middle of Main Street, opposite the Methodist Church. This marker stands near that point. The first mayor was Dr. John William Fewell and first aldermen were E.R.Avery, W.N.Irby, W.S.Morgan, E.E.Poag, J.J.Waters, W.H. Wylie.
 
Erected 1979 by York County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 46-14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places
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Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the South Carolina, York County Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1957.
 
Location. 34° 55.518′ N, 81° 1.597′ W. Marker is in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is on E Main St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Hill SC 29730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Jackson Hotel / Vernon Grant (here, next to this marker); McCrory's Civil Rights Sit-ins / "Friendship Nine" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dalton Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 202 East Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse / Citizen's Building (within shouting distance of this marker); From Mall To Main (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The A. Friedheim & Bro. And Smith-Fewell Buildings (about 300 feet away); Black Plantation / Hampton Campaign (about 300 feet away); Old Town Fact (about 300 feet away); Episcopal Church of Our Saviour (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Alexander Templeton Black. Alexander Templeton Black was the fourth generation of his family to
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
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live in America and the third generation to own land in the York District of South Carolina. (Submitted on January 16, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Rock Hill, South Carolina. Rock Hill is the largest city in York County of South Carolina, and the fourth largest city in the state. (Submitted on January 16, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Rock Hill Downtown Historic District. The Rock Hill Downtown Historic District contains twelve contributing buildings that are of importance to the growth and development of the City of Rock Hill. (Submitted on January 16, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,277 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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