Rock Hill in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Black Plantation / Hampton Campaign
Erected 2008 by The Culture and Heritage Museums of York County and the City of Rock Hill. (Marker Number 46-43.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 34° 55.47′ N, 81° 1.628′ W. Marker is in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of East Black Street (State Highway 5) and Hampton Street on East Black Street. 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Village of Rock Hill / City of Rock Hill (about 300 feet away); McCrory's Civil Rights Sit-ins / "Friendship Nine" (about 400 feet away); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse / Citizen's Building (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church / Church Leaders (about 700 feet away); Episcopal Church of Our Saviour (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock Hill Depots / Rock Hill Street Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church / Dr. Arthur Small Rogers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock Hill Cotton Factory (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hill.
Also see . . .
1. Alexander Templeton Black. Alexander Templeton Black was the fourth generation of (Submitted on April 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad. In 1869 the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad and the Columbia and Augusta Railroad merged to form the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad. (Submitted on January 16, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Daniel H. Chamberlain. Daniel Henry Chamberlain (June 23, 1835 – April 13, 1907) was a planter, lawyer, author and the Republican Governor of South Carolina from 1874 until 1877. (Submitted on April 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Wade Hampton III. Wade Hampton III (March 28, 1818 – April 11, 1902) was a Confederate cavalry leader during the American Civil War and afterwards a politician from South Carolina, serving as its governor and as a U.S. Senator. (Submitted on April 5, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Historical Marker Honors Black and Hampton
On Thursday, May 15th, the City of Rock Hill, along with the Culture and Heritage Museums, held a ceremony downtown to dedicate the Black Plantation / Hampton Rally Historical Marker, in
Black, one of Rock Hill’s founders, formerly owned a 448 ½ acre cotton plantation spanning the area now known as downtown. Wanting to establish a town here, Black created and sold 23 lots along a new Main Street; and he allowed the railroad to use some of his land. He was a business-savvy man who helped build Rock Hill into the city we know today. In his honor, Church Street was eventually renamed Black Street.
Hampton, a former Civil War general, ran for governor in 1876. After a rally was held in Rock Hill, political support turned in his favor. The vote in York County and the Upstate was critical to his victory in the election. Hampton Street was named in his honor.
The Black Plantation / Hampton Rally Historical Marker is located downtown, on the corner of Black Street and Hampton Street. (Source: Old Town News (Rock Hill), June 2008.)
— Submitted January 16, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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