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William Hill (1741-1816) / Hill's Ironworks

 
 
WILLIAM HILL (1741-1816) / HILL'S IRONWORKS Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
1. WILLIAM HILL (1741-1816) / HILL'S IRONWORKS Marker
Inscription.  
William Hill (1741-1816). William Hill, who served in the American Revolution and was present at many battles, built an ironworks near here on Allison Creek about 1776. Hill and his partner, Isaac Hayne, manufactured swivel guns, kitchen utensils, cannon, ammunition, and various farm tools. His ironworks was burned by British Capt. Christian Huck in June 1780.

Hill's Ironworks. Rebuilt 1787-1788 near here on Allison Creek, Hill's Ironworks consisted of two furnaces, four gristmills, two sawmills, and about 15,000 acres of land by 1795. Around 80 blacks were employed here as forgemen, blacksmiths, founders, miners, and in other occupations. A nail factory with three cutting machines was operating here by 1802.
 
Erected 1988 by York County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 46-24.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the South Carolina, York County Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1780.
 
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35° 2.874′ N, 81° 5.94′ W. Marker is near York, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is on Hands Mill Road, 0.3 miles north of Campbell Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1780 Old Clay Hill Rd, York SC 29745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Daniel Harvey Hill (here, next to this marker); Allison Creek Presbyterian Church / Clay Hill Graveyard (approx. 0.6 miles away); Elias Hill Homeplace / Liberian Migration (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle Bigger's Ferry 1780 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Colonel Samuel Watson (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Ebenezer Confederate Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); Town of Ebenezer (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
WILLIAM HILL (1741-1816) / HILL'S IRONWORKS Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
2. WILLIAM HILL (1741-1816) / HILL'S IRONWORKS Marker
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WILLIAM HILL (1741-1816) / HILL'S IRONWORKS Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Sean Nix, March 6, 2010
3. WILLIAM HILL (1741-1816) / HILL'S IRONWORKS Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,991 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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