Black Plantation / Hampton Campaign

Black Plantation / Hampton Campaign (HMAXP)

Location: Rock Hill, SC 29730 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.47', W 81° 1.628'

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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. Railroad. He also created and sold 23 town lots along a new Main Street, fulfilling his dream to establish a town here. The post office that opened nearby "Rock Hill" after the hill the railroad tracks cut through.

Hampton Campaign
The 1876 S.C. gubernatorial election was bitterly contested by Republican Gov. Daniel H. Chamberlain(1835-1907) and Democrat and ex-Confederate generalWade Hampton (1818-1902). On Oct. 12, 1876, citizens welcomed Hampton to Rock Hill near this site; this street was later renamed for him. Mounted Democraticcluds led him to Chatham Ave., where spoke to a crowd of 3,000. The vote in York County and the upcounty wascritical to Hampton's eventual victory.
Marker Number46-43
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Culture and Heritage Museums of York County and the City of Rock Hill
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 7:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 497521 N 3864670
Decimal Degrees34.92450000, -81.02713333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.47', W 81° 1.628'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 28.20" N, 81° 1' 37.68" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114-198 Hampton St, Rock Hill SC 29730, US
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