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Historical Markers and War Memorials in York County, South Carolina

 
Clickable Map of York County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg York County, SC (142) Cherokee County, SC (67) Chester County, SC (42) Lancaster County, SC (56) Union County, SC (38) Cleveland County, NC (25) Gaston County, NC (42) Mecklenburg County, NC (141)  YorkCounty(142) York County (142)  CherokeeCounty(67) Cherokee County (67)  ChesterCounty(42) Chester County (42)  LancasterCounty(56) Lancaster County (56)  UnionCounty(38) Union County (38)  ClevelandCountyNorth Carolina(25) Cleveland County (25)  GastonCounty(42) Gaston County (42)  MecklenburgCounty(141) Mecklenburg County (141)
Adjacent to York County, South Carolina
      Cherokee County (67)  
      Chester County (42)  
      Lancaster County (56)  
      Union County (38)  
      Cleveland County, North Carolina (25)  
      Gaston County, North Carolina (42)  
      Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (141)  
 
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1South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — A Looming Mystery
This large loom is 150-200 years old and presents a mystery: why was such valuable equipment abandoned in pieces at a stagecoach station? We know that while some weavers kept shops, others traveled from farmstead to farmstead, setting up . . . Map (db m50856) HM
2South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees
Wood was the most readily accessible material to an 1800s South Carolina farmer. Many items now made from metal were originally made of wood - even locks and keys - because metal was expensive and wood was free. Due to its wide availability and . . . Map (db m50889) HM
3South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — American Victors
Imagine hundreds of men, dressed more or less alike, heart still pounding from the fever of battle, milling around this hillside as the sun sets. Whigs and Tories both sleep on wet, cold ground, amid the groans of wounded and dying men. The rebel . . . Map (db m17657) HM
4South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Americans in Redcoats
These things are ominous - these are the damned yelling boys! Abraham DePeyster, New York loyalist officer British war drums bellowed the alarm as 120 battle-hardened veterans in red took their places in line here they were the first to . . . Map (db m125172) HM
5South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Americans Vanquished
In these woods, dazed Tories hurriedly buried their fallen comrades, using only logs and rocks. Dr.Uzal Johnson of the New Jersey provincials spent the night with the several hundred men with wounds, tending friend and foe alike. At dawn, a long . . . Map (db m17660) HM
6South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Artisan With Fire
While every farmer needed basic blacksmithing skills to make or mend small simple objects like horseshoes and nails, only the village smithy had the expertise to craft substantial articles such as kitchen and farm tools, blades and hinges. . . . Map (db m50863) HM
7South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Be Your Own Officer
When we encounter the enemy, don't wait for a word of command. Let each of you be your own officer, and do the very best you can....If in the woods, shelter yourselves and give them Indian play; advance from tree to tree...and killing and . . . Map (db m17526) HM
8South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — British Route of March
→ October 6, 1780 British Route of MarchMap (db m34729) HM
9South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Carolina Backwoodsmen
This distinguished race of men are more savage than the Indians,and possess every one of their vices, but not one of their virtues. I have known...these fellows(to) travel 200 miles through the woods never keeping any road or path, guided by the . . . Map (db m17671) HM
10South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Caught in a Crossfire
Hard pressed on every side, Ferguson's men fell back to their camp, which lay in the saddle of the ridge you see just ahead. As some Tories tried to surrender, bullets continued to pour into their ranks from all directions. Too late, they saw they . . . Map (db m125174) HM
11South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Charging Cold Steel - Three Times
Everyone knew Colonel Sevier's rugged frontiersmen for their long-rifle marksmanship-and their touchy eagerness for a brawl. But no experienced military man of that day expected men armed only with hunting weapons to be able to face and defeat real . . . Map (db m125170) HM
12South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Col. Asbury CowardSoldier - Patriot - Educator
To honor Col. Asbury Coward President, Kings Mountain Centennial Association, 1880. Acknowledged, inspirational force in perpetuating the glory and importance of the Battle of Kings Mountain Erected by Kings Mountain Chapter Daughters of the . . . Map (db m17563) HM
13South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Col. Ferguson Fell
Here Col. Ferguson Fell Oct. 7, 1780Map (db m37322) HM
14South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Col. Frederick Hambright
This Tablet Marks the spot where Col. Frederick Hambright was woundedMap (db m17516) HM
15South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Colonel Patrick Ferguson Memorial
To the memory of Col. Patrick Ferguson Seventy-First regiment. Highland light Infantry. Born in Aberdeenshire. Scotland in 1744. Killed October 7, 1780 in action at King's Mountain while in command of the British Troops. A soldier of . . . Map (db m17655) HM
16South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Dickey / Sherer Home
Built circa 1770 by John Dickey of Ireland, via Albemarle County, Virginia. Original site located on Quinn's Road, Tryon, North Carolina. Now called Wilson Chapel Road, Bullock Creek Township, York County, South Carolina. Home of Richard Sherer . . . Map (db m50846) HM
17South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Drive the Enemy
The ridge ahead was craggy and rough, and covered with flame and smoke. Campbell's Virginia regiment had drawn a tough and bloody assignment; to lead the first strike against the Tories. They were the first to close with the enemy, the first to hear . . . Map (db m17550) HM
18South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Fighting in a Forest Primeval
Kings Mountain...would have enabled us to oppose a superior force with advantage had it not been covered with wood which sheltered the Americans and enabled them to fight in their favorite manner. Alexander Chesney, South Carolina . . . Map (db m17481) HM
19South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — God Save the King!
A battalion of loyal Americans stood battle-ready on the spine of Kings Mountain above you. Lord Cornwallis' powerful army had ground its way north from Charleston with an unbroken string of British victories. Throughout the summer of 1780, His . . . Map (db m17460) HM
20South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Home Sweet Homeplace
The heart and headquarters of a working farm was the homeplace. Here, the family lived and children were schooled. Particularly when weather forced people inside, the homeplace bustled with activity. Following a traditional design that's . . . Map (db m50855) HM
21South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — King's Mountain
. . . Map (db m17457) HM
22South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Kings Mountain Battlefield TrailKings Mountain National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
If you follow the trail to your left, you will circle the base of Kings Mountain, as gathering patriot forces did on the afternoon of October 7, 1780. The path climbs to a rock-strewn ridge line which was defended by more than 1,000 American . . . Map (db m125169) HM
23South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Kings Mountain Battleground
Kings Mountain Battleground York County South CarolinaMap (db m17677) HM
24South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Liberty!
Gunshots and the shouts of hundreds of men battered the slope you see just ahead as one of the fiercest battles of the American Revolution broke out. Every man here that day knew that the Carolina backcountry had burned and bled since May when the . . . Map (db m138672) HM
25South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Lieutenant Colonel James Hawthorn
In Honor of Lieutenant Colonel James Hawthorn Commander of Colonel William Hill's Regiment York County Troops In the Battle of Kings Mountain 7 October 1780 Colonel Hill having been disabled By wounds Received In a former . . . Map (db m17651) HM
26South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Local Boys & Spies
The patriots who formed battle lines at the foot of this hillside were local boys who knew Kings Mountain well. Some had used the large clearing atop the ridge as a deerhunters' camp. Local men from the South Fork settlements had helped the Whig . . . Map (db m17519) HM
27South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Loyal Carolina Men
So soon as Charleston fell, there was a proclamation for all to come forward...peace and pardon should be granted....Vast numbers flocked in and submitted; some through fear, some through willingness, and others, perhaps, through a hope that all . . . Map (db m17565) HM
28South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Major Ferguson Falls
The chaos of battle roared along this ridge top. Piercing the din of gunfire and wounded men's groans, Ferguson's silver whistle shrilled, rallying his Tories. Two horses were shot out from under him; Ferguson seemed to be everywhere at once. . . . Map (db m17654) HM
29South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Major William Chronicle — Oct. 7, 1780 —
Here Fell Major William Chronicle Oct. 7, 1780Map (db m17514) HM
30South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Major Winston's"Foxhunters"
Major Joseph Winston's command mistakenly charged a hillside that was barren of Tories. Later, arriving here, they eagerly peered through the autumn leaves to see if they were mistaken again. They were not, and so entered the triumphant fight.Map (db m17513) HM
31South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — President Hoover
On this Site President Hoover Addressed an audience of 75,000 at the Celebration of the Sesqui Centennial of the Battle of Kings Mountain Oct. 7, 1930Map (db m125171) HM
32South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Presidential Recognition150th Anniversary of the battle — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
This is a place of inspiring memories. Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force....This small band of patriots turned back a dangerous invasion well-designed to separate and dismember the . . . Map (db m17535) HM
33South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Sacred to the Memory Monument
Sacred to the Memory of Major Willian Chronicle, Captain John Mattocks William Rabb and John Boyd Who Were killed at this place on the 7th. of October 1780. Fighting in Defense of America. Colonel Ferguson an office of his Britannic . . . Map (db m17518) HM
34South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Shoot Tree to Tree
Ben Hollingsworth and myself took right up the side of the mountain, and fought our way from tree to tree, up to the summit. I recollect I stood behind one tree and fired until the bark was nearly all knocked off, and my eyes pretty well . . . Map (db m17523) HM
35South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — That's So Sweet!
With sugar too expensive and artificial sweeteners unknown, how could farmers satisfy their sweet tooth? By using sorghum! Unlike sugar cane, sorghum is drought resistant, making it an ideal crop for this region. Rich in hard-to-find . . . Map (db m50869) HM
36South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — The Battle of Kings Mountain Monument
In Memory of the patriotic American who participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain this Monument is erected by their grateful Descendants. Here the tide of battle turned in favor of the American Colonies. Here on the 7th . . . Map (db m125173) HM
37South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Tighten the Noose
Fire as quick as you can, and stand your ground as long as you can. When you can do no better, get behind trees, or retreat; but I beg you not to run quite off. It we are repulsed, let us make a point of returning, and renewing the . . . Map (db m17522) HM
38South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Two Parks, One Mountain
Kings Mountain National Military Park The sacrifices and significance of what happened on this mountaintop echo loudly through two centuries of American history. Five times—in 1815, 1855, 1880, 1909, and 1930—great crowds of . . . Map (db m138651) HM
39South Carolina (York County), Blacksburg — Welcome to Kings Mountain State Park
Welcome to the Past! In the future, how might people look back at your life? How would a "typical" home of the early 20th century be depicted? What other buildings would be needed to give a further picture of your daily existence? . . . Map (db m50847) HM
40South Carolina (York County), Brattonsville — 46-48 — Bethesda Presbyterian Church
(Side A) This church, which held services as early as 1760 about 1 mi. E, gave its name to a Scots-Irish community in this area before the Revolution. It was formally organized in 1769 by Rev. William Richardson. In 1771 John Fondren donated . . . Map (db m31568) HM
41South Carolina (York County), Bullock Creek — Bullock Creek Revolutionary War Monument
This marker commemorates the men who participated in the American Revolution, and are interred in the Bullock’s Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. These men, believing in the noble cause of liberty, gallantly fought for their home and country. . . . Map (db m55956) HM
42South Carolina (York County), Bullock Creek — 46-31 — Lacey's Fort
[Marker Front] Col. Edward Lacey (1742-1813), prominent officer in the American Revolution in the S.C. backcountry, occupied this hill west of Turkey Creek in the late summer of 1780. Lacey, who commanded S.C. militiamen in the battles . . . Map (db m24536) HM
43South Carolina (York County), Clover — 46-18 — Town of Clover
In 1887 the town of Clover was granted a charter by the General Assembly, its city limits to extend "one-half mile in every direction from the railroad depot." Clover Post Office had been established in 1874 with Zimri Carroll as postmaster. Six . . . Map (db m28238) HM
44South Carolina (York County), Filbert — York County Veterans Memorial
(Front) York County Veterans Memorial In memory of those who served and those who died in all wars We are one Erected 1986 Map (db m52270) WM
45South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — Catawba Fort
Here in 1760 the province of South Carolina built a fort for the protection of the Catawba Indians against their Indian enemies. The Catawbas agreeing to accept a tract 15 miles square for their nation.Map (db m175653) HM
46South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — Catawba Indian Memorial
[South Side]: 1600 Erected to the Catawba Indians by Sam'l Elliott White and John McKee Spratt The latter is a descendant Thos. "Kanahwa" Spratt and the former a descendant of Wm. Elliott (a kinsman of Kanahwas) two . . . Map (db m24825) HM
47South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — Confederate Park
Established 1891 on property donated by Capt. Samuel E. White. The site was given citizens of Fort Mill to perpetuate the memory of those who sacrificed so much from 1861-1865. Assisting in making the historic spot a reality were John McKee . . . Map (db m24820) HM
48South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — 46-21 — Fort Mill
(Front) Fort Mill was established on land received in 1787 by Thomas Spratt, one of the first settlers in this area. According to local tradition, the 4,535-acre tract in Catawba Indian territory was given Spratt by the Catawbas who were . . . Map (db m24819) HM
49South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — Fort Mill Confederate Memorial
[South Side]: 1860 Dum Spiro Spero Spes Animis Opibuscue Parati 1891 Defenders of State Sovereignty. [East Side]: List of names [North Side]: 1865 The warrior's banner takes its flight to greet . . . Map (db m24827) WM
50South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — George Fish School1925 - 1968 — Fort Mill, SC —
Professor James A. Castle (1911-1980) Longest serving principal at George Fish School 1947-1968 A meticulous administrator who is credited with advancing the school into twentieth century standards. Professor Lemuel B. Moore . . . Map (db m175648) HM
51South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — 46-68 — George Fish School
This was the site of Fort Mill's longest operating school dedicated to African Americans. Built on a 4-acre parcel acquired in 1925, the brick school opened in 1926 and cost $12,200, a portion of which was paid by the Julius Rosenwald Fund. The . . . Map (db m175647) HM
52South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — In Honor of Those Who Have Served Our Country
Viet Nam War Boyd, Sam Henry • Ferrell, Charles Reginald • Goude, Charles Melvin • Helms, Jerry Donald • Johnstone, James M. • Potts, Johnnie Wylie • Smith, David Wesley • Long, Raymond Ervin • Phifer, Freddie Joe • . . . Map (db m175650) WM
53South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — 46-4 — Jefferson Davis's Flight South, April 26-27, 1865Last Confederate Cabinet Meeting, April 27, 1865
(Front): Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his Cabinet, making their way south from Richmond, Va. with a cavalry escort, stopped at Fort Mill on April 26, 1865. Davis spent the night at Springfield, the home of Col. Andrew Baxter . . . Map (db m74146) HM
54South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — 46-45 — Springfield Plantation
This house was built ca. 1806 for planter John Springs III (1782-1853), who served in the S.C. House 1828-34 and was a partner in several banks, railroads, and textile mills before the Civil War. His son Andrew Baxter Springs (1819-1886) enlarged . . . Map (db m47679) HM
55South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — To the Faithful Slaves
[West Side]: 1860 Dedicated to the faithful slaves who, loyal to a sacred trust, toiled for the support of the army, with matchless devotion, and sterling fidelity guarded our defenseless homes, women and children, during . . . Map (db m163805) WM
56South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — 46-49 — Unity Presbyterian Church
Front This church, founded in 1788, predates the present town of Fort Mill and has occupied four sites in the vicinity. The first church, a log building, stood about 2 mi. NE in a community known as “Little York.” It burned . . . Map (db m47680) HM
57South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — Wilson House
The National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m175654) HM
58South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — Women of the Confederacy Memorial
[South Side]: 1860 Affectionately dedicated by the Jefferson Davis Memorial Association to the women of the Confederacy. The living and the dead, who midst the gloom of war were heroines in the strife, to perpetuate . . . Map (db m24821) WM
59South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — World War I Memorial
Thomas L. Hall James E. Bailes Fred T. Miller Walter O. Leazer Harvey F. McManus Clyde W. Stevens These six members of Co. G, 118th Infantry, 30th Division with 31 other members of the company, who were killed in action and 103 others . . . Map (db m108825) HM WM
60South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — World War II Memorial
Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of the men and women of Fort Mill who served our country in World War II. ★ Honor Roll ★ Douglas H. Nims • Samuel L. Meacham, Jr. • William J. McCammon • Kenneth K. McKenzie • . . . Map (db m175652) WM
61South Carolina (York County), Hickory Grove — 46-16 — Hickory Grove
(Front:) The land on which the town of Hickory Grove developed was granted to John McKenney in 1771 by George III of England. The Hickory Grove Post Office was in operation as early as 1831, and a free public school was located here by . . . Map (db m24527) HM
62South Carolina (York County), Hickory Grove — 46-44 — Hickory Grove Schools
(Front) Hickory Grove School, a two ~ story brick building constructed in 1916 on Peachtree St., was built for grades 1 ~ 11. In 1928 Hickory Grove High School, a one ~ story brick building, was constructed at the corner of Wylie Ave. and . . . Map (db m52110) HM
63South Carolina (York County), Hickory Grove — Unity Academy
Near this site in 1823 Reverend Aaron Williams established the Unity Academy. The first public school in what would later become the town of Hickory Grove. Williams conducted this school on a grade and high school level. Teaching Mathematics, . . . Map (db m58651) HM
64South Carolina (York County), Lake Wylie — Battle Bigger's Ferry 1780
Battle Bigger's Ferry 1780, 3 mi. east of this point on Catawba River between Lord Rawdon's and Sumter's Forces. Whigs commanded by Cols. Hill and Lacey. New Aquisition School attended by Pres. Andrew Jackson 1779 and the widow Howe's cottage . . . Map (db m59031) HM
65South Carolina (York County), McConnells — A House of Untold Stories
Every brick in this building is a testament to the enslaved African Americans who once lived on this plantation. The 1860 census lists Harriet Bratton owning eighty slaves and twenty slave houses. Of those houses this cabin is the lone survivor. . . . Map (db m24895) HM
66South Carolina (York County), McConnells — Backwoods Cabin
The upper part of South Carolina was opened to settlement during the mid-1700s. Traveling down the Great Wagon Road from Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, settlers brought with them vast knowledge needed for life in the wilderness - how . . . Map (db m24504) HM
67South Carolina (York County), McConnells — Bratton Home
This structure, built by William Bratton about 1770, is one of the oldest in York County. The original log house was a two-story home. The timber frame wing at the back of the house was added later. The home was built on the Lincoln Road, . . . Map (db m24506) HM
68South Carolina (York County), McConnells — Brattonsville
Here in the 1760's settled the brothers, William, Robert, and Hugh Bratton, who fought in the Revolutionary War. One-quarter mile east of here at James Williamson's was fought the Battle of Williamson's Plantation on July 12, 1780. The . . . Map (db m24500) HM
69South Carolina (York County), McConnells — Brick Kitchen
Built on the foundations of the original, this building is a replica of the plantation kitchen that stood here until the late 1950s. It was one of the eight brick dependencies once flanking the main house. The kitchen was constructed away from . . . Map (db m24893) HM
70South Carolina (York County), McConnells — Field of Huck's Defeat
[Front Marker] Where 75 Whigs led by Colonel William Bratton defeated a British and Tory force of 500 men July 12, 1780. On this date, Sept.30, 1953, there stands 200 feet to the north of this stone, the Revolutionary home . . . Map (db m24508) HM
71South Carolina (York County), McConnells — 46-28 — Huck's Defeat
On July 12, 1780, at Williamson's Plantation about one-fifth of a mile east from here, Loyalist forces under Capt. Christian Huck were defeated by American forces led by Cols. William Bratton, William Hill, Edward Lacey, Richard Winn, as well as . . . Map (db m24538) HM
72South Carolina (York County), McConnells — 46-13 — McConnells
After the Kings Mountain Railroad was completed in 1852, the McConnellsville Post Office was established here in 1854. The town, named for the McConnell family, was incorporated in 1906. The first intendant was J.T. Crawford; wardens were J.F. . . . Map (db m24537) HM
73South Carolina (York County), McConnells — The Battle of Huck’s Defeat
The information on the historical marker to the left[sic] is not accurate, The inscription on the back is an honorable tribute to Martha Bratton’s bravery prior to the battle. Watt’s tombstone, a reproduction, is in tribute to his . . . Map (db m24510) HM
74South Carolina (York County), McConnells — The Homestead
The Homestead was built between 1823 and 1826 for Dr. John Simpson Bratton and his wife Harriet Rainey Bratton, the second generation of the Bratton family to live at Brattonsville. Bricks for the chimneys were made on the plantation. The two . . . Map (db m24872) HM
75South Carolina (York County), McConnells — 46 61 — William Bratton Plantation/Battle of Huck's Defeat
Side 1: William Bratton Plantation In 1766 William Bratton and his wife Martha Robertson purchased 200 acres on the South Fork of Fishing Creek and built a single-pen log house here at the junction of several important colonial roads. The . . . Map (db m95591) HM
76South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 202 East Main Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m175655) HM
77South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-36 — Andrew Jackson Hotel / Vernon Grant
The Andrew Jackson Hotel The Andrew Jackson Hotel, built in 1926, was funded with more than $250,000 raised by citizens of Rock Hill. Designed by Charles Coker Wilson, it is a fine example of the Beaux Arts style and has been called one of the . . . Map (db m16631) HM
78South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-43 — Black Plantation / Hampton Campaign
Black Plantation. This area was once part of the 448.5-acre plantation of Alexander Templeton Black (1798-1875), for whom Church Street was renamed Black Street. In 1851 Black deeded land for a right-of-way and depot to the Charlotte & S.C. . . . Map (db m16757) HM
79South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-34 — Clinton Junior College
Clinton Junior College, affiliated with the A.M.E. Zion Church, was founded in 1894 by Revs. Nero Crockett and W.M. Robinson as Clinton Institute. Named for Bishop Isom C. Clinton, it featured primary and secondary courses as well as a two-year . . . Map (db m24870) HM
80South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-7 — Columbia Seminary Chapel
This building was designed by Robert Mills and erected in Columbia, S.C., as the stable and carriage house of the mansion of Ainsley Hall; Chapel of Columbia Theological Seminary (Presbyterian), 1830-1927; first home of Winthrop College, . . . Map (db m16774) HM
81South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — East Town Neighborhood
When the White family began selling off their farm, new neighborhoods sprang up in the place of cotton fields. North Confederate Avenue (originally called Pine Street, later called Academy) was first opened in the early 1890s. In 1904 the White . . . Map (db m24843) HM
82South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-15 — Ebenezer
The town of Ebenezer was incorporated in 1893. Dr. W.B. Fewell was the first intendant, and the first wardens were J.W. Avery, A.A. Barron, S.A. Fewell, and J.B. Neely. The post office here from 1890-1911 was called Old Point. Earlier post . . . Map (db m24817) HM
83South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — Ebenezer Confederate Memorial
[West side] Remembering how they resisted oppression and injustice, defended truth and the right, fought for their native land, enduring hardship and sacrifice. We assume the sacred trust of perpetuating their memory with love and . . . Map (db m28251) WM
84South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-27 — Emmett Scott School
[Front]: This school, founded in 1920, was the first public school for blacks in Rock Hill. Named for Emmett J. Scott (1873-1957), a prominent educator who was then secretary of Howard University, Emmett Scott School included all twelve . . . Map (db m24869) HM
85South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-29 — Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
[Front]: The first services were in private homes and at Rock Hill Academy 1857-1861. The church was organized Easter 1870 with the Rev. Roberts P. Johnson as its first rector. Founders included the families of Col. Cadwallader Jones, . . . Map (db m26373) HM
86South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-26 — First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church / Dr. Arthur Small Rogers
First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church This church was organized in 1895 with 26 charter members. The sanctuary, completed in 1898 and enlarged in 1911, was designed by Charlotte architect C.C. Hook and is listed in the National Register . . . Map (db m16760) HM
87South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — First Home of Winthrop CollegeThe South Carolina College for Women
[Left Top]: This Chapel of the Columbia Theological Seminary, at Columbia, South Carolina, was occupied by the Winthrop Training School as a classroom for one year. 1886-1887. The Winthrop Training School was organized in 1886 by . . . Map (db m28087) HM
88South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-8 — First Presbyterian Church / Church Leaders
First Presbyterian Church This church was begun in 1854 as Antioch Chapel of Ebenezer Church under the leadership of Rev. John G. Richards, on land of the Steeles and Workmans, 3 mi. south of Rock Hill. Mission moved in 1858 to this site, . . . Map (db m11052) HM
89South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — From Mall To MainThe Rebuilding of Main Street… celebrating the work of David L. Rogers, a developer with dreams
This timeline is dedicated to David L. Rogers and celebrates the hard work and determination of all individuals, companies and governmental departments that made this project possible. The covering of Main Street to create the Town Center Mall . . . Map (db m175674) HM
90South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-47 — James Milton Cherry House
[Front]: 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 Men’s Loan & Trust Co., . . . Map (db m24833) HM
91South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-5 — Jefferson Davis' Flight
Having crossed the Catawba at Nation Ford, April 27, 1865, the President of the Confederacy fled south along this road following the fall of Richmond. He was accompanied by the remaining members of his cabinet and a detachment of cavalry under Gen. . . . Map (db m28253) HM
92South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-19 — McCorkle-Fewell-Long House / Oakland
McCorkle-Fewell-Long House This two-story frame house with central hall was a typical piedmont farmhouse when built, probably by Stephen McCorkle prior to 1821. Samuel M. Fewell significantly altered the house during his ownership 1867-1890. In . . . Map (db m24829) HM
93South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-37 — McCrory's Civil Rights Sit-ins / "Friendship Nine"
McCrory's Civil Rights Sit-ins This building, built in 1901, was occupied by McCrory's Five & Dime from 1937 to 1997. On February 12, 1960, black students from Friendship Jr. College in Rock Hill were denied service at the McCrory's lunch . . . Map (db m16719) HM
94South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — Nation Ford
Original trestle completed 1852 by Charlotte & South Carolina R.R. on site of ancient crossing known as the Nation Ford. Burning by Federals April 19, 1865, touched off sharp battle with Southern forces which resulted in Union . . . Map (db m11050) HM
95South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — Old Town FactOld Town, Rock Hill, SC
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 . . . Map (db m175688) HM
96South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — Old Town FactOld Town Rock Hill, SC
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 . . . Map (db m175689) HM
97South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — President's HouseWinthrop University
Each of Winthrop's president's has lived in the President's House. Built by Captain W.H. Stewart, the home became the President's residence in the late 1890's. The home was first fashioned in the Queen Anne Victorian style, with rounded turrets . . . Map (db m24834) HM
98South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — Rock Hill
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 . . . Map (db m16918) HM
99South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-23 — Rock Hill Buggy Company / Anderson Motor Company
Rock Hill Buggy Company In 1886 A.D. Holler, who had long owned a wagon and buggy shop in Rock Hill, founded Holler and Anderson Buggy Company with his son-in-law John Gary Anderson (1861-1937). Anderson built a factory here in 1892, with . . . Map (db m24831) HM
100South Carolina (York County), Rock Hill — 46-38 — Rock Hill Cotton Factory
[Front]: This textile mill, built in 1881, was the first in Rock Hill and the first in S.C. to use steam power. A.E. Hutchison, J.M. Ivy, W.L. Roddey, and A.H. White founded the Rock Hill Cotton Factory to boost the city's status as a . . . Map (db m16725) HM

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