William Hill (1741-1816) / Hill's Ironworks

William Hill (1741-1816) / Hill's Ironworks (HMISI)

Location: York, SC 29745 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 2.874', W 81° 5.94'

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William Hill, who served in the American Revolution and was present at many battles, built an ironworks near here on Allison Creek about 1776. Hill and his partner, Isaac Hayne, manufactured swivel guns, kitchen utensils, cannon, ammunition, and various farm tools. His ironworks was burned by British Capt. Christian Huck in June 1780.

Rebuilt 1787-1788 near here on Allison Creek, Hill's Ironworks consisted of two furnaces, four gristmills, two sawmills, and about 15,000 acres of land by 1795. Around 80 blacks were employed here as forgemen, blacksmiths, founders, miners, and in other occupations. A nail factory with three cutting machines was operating here by 1802.
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: York County Historical Commission series
Marker Number46-24
Year Placed1988
Placed ByYork County Historical Commission
Marker Condition
5 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 2:55am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CHILL  [2] CHILL  [3] CHILL  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490971 N 3878359
Decimal Degrees35.04790000, -81.09900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 2.874', W 81° 5.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 2' 52.44" N, 81° 5' 56.40" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2646-2698 Hands Mill Hwy, York SC 29745, US
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Feb 1, 2015 at 7:35am PST by chill

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