Rock Hill

Rock Hill (HMB1R)

Location: Rock Hill, SC 29730 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.623', W 81° 1.652'

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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 Hill, S.C. by the U.S. Post Office Department on April 17 1852. The first postmaster was Henry F. Broach.

The frame depot was built about 65ft. SSW on ground obtained from Alexander Templeton Black and Mrs. Ann Hutchison White. The roadbed of the original rail line was 50ft SSE. William P. Broach was the first depot agent. The first passenger train stopped here in June, 1852.

The name Rock Hill was derived by J. Lawrence Moore and Col. Edward Avery from a flintrock knoll formerly situated about 400 ft SSW. The main street of the town was laid out on November 6-7, 1851 by Squire John Roddey.

Rock Hill American Revolution Bicentennial CommitteeA.D. 1951

Remove not the Ancient landmark which thy fathers have set.
HM NumberHMB1R
Year Placed1951
Placed ByRock Hill American Revolution Bicentennial Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 497485 N 3864953
Decimal Degrees34.92705000, -81.02753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.623', W 81° 1.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 37.38" N, 81° 1' 39.12" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 182-192 Dave Lyle Blvd, Rock Hill SC 29730, US
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