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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Mill, South Carolina

Clickable Map of Lancaster County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lancaster County, SC (56) Chester County, SC (42) Chesterfield County, SC (19) Fairfield County, SC (34) Kershaw County, SC (100) York County, SC (145) Mecklenburg County, NC (143) Union County, NC (25)  LancasterCounty(56) Lancaster County (56)  ChesterCounty(42) Chester County (42)  ChesterfieldCounty(19) Chesterfield County (19)  FairfieldCounty(34) Fairfield County (34)  KershawCounty(100) Kershaw County (100)  YorkCounty(145) York County (145)  MecklenburgCountyNorth Carolina(143) Mecklenburg County (143)  UnionCounty(25) Union County (25)
Lancaster is the county seat for Lancaster County
Fort Mill is in Lancaster County
      Lancaster County (56)  
      Chester County (42)  
      Chesterfield County (19)  
      Fairfield County (34)  
      Kershaw County (100)  
      York County (145)  
      Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (143)  
      Union County, North Carolina (25)  
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1South Carolina, Lancaster County, Fort Mill — 29-28 — The Revolution in the Backcountry/ Sumter's Camp at Clems Branch
[Marker Front]: The Revolution in the Backcountry After British forces took Charleston in May 1780, they set up outposts in the backcountry and attempted to control the state by encouraging Loyalists. Backcountry Patriots organized a . . . Map (db m23786) HM
2South 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
3South 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
4South 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
5South 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
6South 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
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7South Carolina, York County, Fort Mill — George Fish School — 1925 - 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
8South 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
9South 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
10South Carolina, York County, Fort Mill — 46-4 — Jefferson Davis's Flight South, April 26-27, 1865 — Last 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
11South 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
12South 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
13South 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
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14South Carolina, York County, Fort Mill — Wilson House
The National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m175654) HM
15South 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
16South 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
17South 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
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Jan. 31, 2023