“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, June 18, 2021
1. Old Town Fact Marker
Inscription.  James Lamar "Dusty" Rhodes, MVP of the 1954 World Series, began his baseball career with the Rock Hill Chiefs in 1950. He worked in local textile mills during the off season. Following his World Series heroics, 35,000 fans honored Rhodes with a parade down Rock Hill's Main Street.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable EventsSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1954.
Location. 34° 55.472′ N, 81° 1.636′ W. Marker is in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of East Black Street and Hampton Street, on the right when traveling west on East Black Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 Hampton St, 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. Black Plantation / Hampton Campaign (a few steps from 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); 202 East Main Street (about 400 feet away); McCrory's Civil Rights Sit-ins / "Friendship Nine"
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(about 400 feet away); The Dalton Building (about 400 feet away); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse / Citizen's Building (about 400 feet away); From Mall To Main (about 500 feet 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 60 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 22, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Oct. 5, 2022