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Rock Hill
York County, South Carolina

29730, 29732

Page Contents for Rock Hill, South Carolina

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.


Statistics & Facts

The South Carolina state capital is Columbia.
The population of Rock Hill is approximately 41,643 (1990), 66154 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 15,682 (1990), 25966 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rock Hill is 59.96 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.078 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rock Hill to Washington DC is 359 miles.
The distance to the South Carolina state capital is 62 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rock Hill is positioned 34.93 degrees north of the equator and 81.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.


26 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina
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History & History Related Items

Rock Hill began back in 1852 when crews of the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad came upon a small hill with flint deposits. They nicknamed it "Rock Hill." In April of the same year, a U.S. Post Office was opened with the same name. It was incorporated in 1870 as a town and in 1892 as a city.

Historical Center of York County
in the McCelvey Center
212 East Jefferson Street
York, South Carolina 29745-1814
Archives: (803) 684-7262
History: (803) 684-1189
Membership Info: (803) 329-2121

Newspaper, magazines and journals in Rock Hill - newspaper goes back to 1985
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The incorporation of Rock Hill

1870 (town), 1892 (city)


Settlemyre Planetarium

Museum of York County
4621 Mount Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732-9905
Voice: 803-329-2121
Fax: 803-329-5249
Email: myco@infoave.Net

Just west of Rock Hill, visit Historic Brattonsville
Brattonsville is listed on the National Register of historic places. It is one of the Southeast's largest living history site museums, the Historic Brattonsville(tm) village and heritage farm comprises 28 historic structures on 150 acres open to the public.

Brattonsville is the site of the Bratton Revolutionary War-era house, the oldest documented historic structure in York County
1444 Brattonsville Road
McConnells, S.C. 29726-8768
Telephone: 803.684.2327

Rock Hill Welcome Center
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Rock Hill Historical Events

1998, August
Rock Hill High School
Dedication Walkway

Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, SC dedicated a "New Building" to its ever growing campus in August 1998. The Bands and Orchestra are using this beautiful new building The Rock Hill High School Band Booster Club offered to all RHHS Alumni the opportunity to be a part of the "ROCK" by purchasing their own personally engraved paving brick. These bricks were used to construct a "Dedication Walkway" leading to the new building in honor of the "Past, Present and Future" of Rock Hill High School. The cost per brick was $ 50.00. Deadline for the orders was 15 July 1998. Information on the walkway at that time was obtained from Donna McClure at 803-327-3958 or by using one of the following email addresses. Phone and/or email addresses may not be available later.

Rock Hill Chamber

Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 803-324-7500

Rock Hill Organizations

Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 803-324-7500

Rock Hill Schools

Rock Hill School District Three
660 North Anderson Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29731
Phone: 803-981-1000

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