Rock Hill Depots / Rock Hill Street Railway

Rock Hill Depots / Rock Hill Street Railway (HMAWX)

Location: Rock Hill, SC 29730 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.647', W 81° 1.601'

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Rock Hill Depots
The first of six railroad depots nearby was built in 1851 on the Charlotte & S.C. RR, after the citizens of Ebenezer objected to a new railroad yard proposed there. The town that grew up here was named Rock Hill after the flint hill found when the railroad bed was excavated. The six depots built here between 1851 and 1912 served passengers and freight for a combined 122 years. The two-story brick depot built here in 1912 was local landmark until it was torn down in 1973.

Rock Hill Street Railway
From 1891 to 1918 a street railway connected Railroad Ave., the depots, Main St., and Winthrop College, Nicknamed "Rock Hill Electric Railway," it was pulled by mules named "Lec" and "Tric" for 21 years, then ran on battery power. Its rails were salvaged during World War II. Railroad Ave. was renamed Trade St. by 1920, as the largest retail center in the area. Trade St. was all but eliminated by urban renewal in 1973.
Marker Number46-46
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Culture and Heritage Museums of York County and the City of Rock Hill
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 497562 N 3864997
Decimal Degrees34.92745000, -81.02668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.647', W 81° 1.601'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 38.82" N, 81° 1' 36.06" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-119 E White St, Rock Hill SC 29730, US
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