“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rock Hill in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Old Town Fact

Old Town, Rock Hill, SC

Old Town Fact Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 18, 2021
1. Old Town Fact Marker
Inscription.  Friendship College founded Rock Hill's first library for blacks, located in a small room at Emmett Scott School, around 1933. The library was moved near this location in December 1944 and was renamed the Palmetto Branch of the Rock Hill Library. The Palmetto Branch Library was closed following passage of the Civil Rights act of 1964 which enabled blacks to use the main branch of the library.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1944.
Location. 34° 55.554′ N, 81° 1.752′ W. Marker is in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Dave Lyle Boulevard (State Highway 122) and East Black Street, on the right when traveling east on Dave Lyle Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Dave Lyle Blvd, Rock Hill SC 29730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The African American Business District Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The A. Friedheim & Bro. And Smith-Fewell Buildings (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Mall To Main
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(about 600 feet away); Rock Hill (about 600 feet away); The Dalton Building (about 700 feet away); McCrory's Civil Rights Sit-ins / "Friendship Nine" (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Old Town Fact (about 800 feet away); Andrew Jackson Hotel / Vernon Grant (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hill.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 22, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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