Fort Mill

Fort Mill (HMGHC)

Location: Fort Mill, SC 29715 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 0.432', W 80° 56.718'

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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 grateful for his assistance in routing the Shawnees from their lands.

Fort Mill is said to have taken its name from Webb's Grist Mill and a Catawba Indian fort near here. The post office was established in 1811 and named Fort Mill in 1833. Fort Mill Mfg. Co. (now Springs Mills) began here in 1887. Area native Leroy Springs later became its president. By the time of his death in 1931, Springs was a nationally-known textile magnate.
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: York County Historical Commission series
Marker Number46-21
Year Placed1982
Placed ByYork County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 504991 N 3873842
Decimal Degrees35.00720000, -80.94530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.432', W 80° 56.718'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 25.92" N, 80° 56' 43.08" W
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Area Code(s)803, 704
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 222 US-21 Business, Fort Mill SC 29715, US
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