Rock Hill in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
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 Hill, S.C. by the U.S. Post Office Department on April 17 1852. The first postmaster was Henry F. Broach.
The frame depot was built about 65ft. SSW on ground obtained from Alexander Templeton Black and Mrs. Ann Hutchison White. The roadbed of the original rail line was 50ft SSE. William P. Broach was the first depot agent. The first passenger train stopped here in June, 1852.
The name Rock Hill was derived by J. Lawrence Moore and Col. Edward Avery from a flintrock knoll formerly situated about 400 ft SSW. The main street of the town was laid out on November 6-7, 1851 by Squire John Roddey.
Remove not the Ancient landmark which thy fathers have set.
Erected 1951 by Rock Hill American Revolution Bicentennial Committee.
Topics. Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 34° 55.623′ N, 81° 1.652′ W. Marker is in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is on Dave Lyle Boulevard (U.S. 122), on the right when traveling east. 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. Rock Hill Depots / Rock Hill Street Railway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock Hill Cotton Factory (about 400 feet away); McCrory's Civil Rights Sit-ins / "Friendship Nine" (about 600 feet away); Village of Rock Hill / City of Rock Hill (about 700 feet away); Andrew Jackson Hotel / Vernon Grant (about 700 feet away); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse / Citizen's Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Episcopal Church of Our Saviour (approx. 0.2 miles away); Black Plantation / Hampton Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church / Dr. Arthur Small Rogers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hill.
Also see . . .
1. City of Rock Hill. Official website of the City of Rock Hill, S.C. (Submitted on January 26, 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 26, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Rock Hill, South Carolina. Rock Hill is located in north-central South Carolina just off Interstate 77, about 15 miles below the North Carolina border and 25 miles south of downtown Charlotte. (Submitted on January 26, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,065 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.