York County

York County and its county seat, the city of York, were named for York County, Pennsylvania. Small-scale cotton farming was prevalent in the county during the 19th century, but textile mills became important in the 20th century, which contributed to the growth of the county’s largest city, Rock Hill.

Faris Store

No longer extant, Faris Store in the unincorporated community of Catawba was owned by the Faris family from 1907 through…

4 years ago

Rock Hill Cotton Factory

By the late 1870s, Rock Hill had established itself as an important cotton market for farmers from York, Chester, and…

6 years ago

Wilson House (Yorkville Jail)

Located at 3 South Congress Street in York, this handsome brick structure served as the York District's jail for 23…

6 years ago

Friendship Nine

Two nationally-significant events occurred in Rock Hill during the Civil Rights Movement. The first happened when a group of African-American…

6 years ago

Southern Industries of Clover

We are eagerly seeking more information about this historic plant. If you know anything at all you can share with…

6 years ago

Mills-Mack House

This Neoclassical home in Fort Mill was built in 1906 for John Barron Mills, Sr. The house was built during…

8 years ago

Piedmont Medical Center Trail

This covered path beneath a Norfolk-Southern train trestle is part of the Piedmont Medical Center Trail in Rock Hill. Formerly…

8 years ago

Herndon House

This ornate home in York is one of the most historically significant homes in the Upstate city. It was built…

8 years ago

McCorkle-Fewell-Long-House

This early-nineteenth-century home in Rock Hill is thought to be one of the oldest dwellings in the city. Though the…

8 years ago

Storytelling Rock

This 15-foot-tall boulder - affectionately called Storytelling Rock - stands on one of the oldest African American-owned farms in South…

8 years ago