Rock Hill in York County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
James Milton Cherry House
The home of James Milton Cherry (1856-1920) stood here until 1974. Cherry was a businessman, public servant, agriculturalist, and real estate developer in Rock Hill for 50 years. He helped found the Young Menís Loan & Trust Co., one of the first banks here and later the Savings Bank of Rock Hill. Cherry was also a founder of the Rock Hill Light & Power Co., the Land & Town Site Co., and the Rock Hill Telephone Co.
Cherry was intendant, or mayor, of Rock Hill 1890-91 and later a longtime city councilman. A partner in the Rock Hill Buggy Co., he founded the Carolina Traction Co. to power an electric street railway. He was known as "The Alfalfa King" for advocating hay as a cash crop and a national spokesman for diversifying crops. Cherry Road, named for him, was paved in 1920 and was one of the first concrete roads in S.C.
Erected 2008 by City of Rock Hill and Culture & Heritage Museums of York County. (Marker Number 46-47.)
Location. 34° 55.896′ N, 81° 1.488′ W. Marker is in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of North Wilson Street and Oakland Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North Wilson Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill SC 29730, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rock Hill Cotton Factory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rock Hill Depots / Rock Hill Street Railway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company / Rock Hill Buggy Company and Anderson Motor Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rock Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church / Dr. Arthur Small Rogers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Episcopal Church of Our Saviour (approx. 0.4 miles away); Upper Land's Ford Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); The "3C's" Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Water Trough (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hill.
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