Manuscript Collection


Rock Hill, SC



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Accession 1341 - M672 (726)

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

5 bound volumes



Scope and Content Note

The Rock Hill Historical Marker booklets cover events that helped shape both Rock Hill and the country. The February 11, 2006 historical marker covers Country and Gospel music recordings in the Andrew Jackson Hotel, the important artists who recorded at the hotel, and the influence of illustrator Vernon Grant on Rock Hill. The January 27, 2007, September 6, 2007, and November 30, 2007 historical markers discuss the “sit-ins” that occurred at popular lunch counters in Rock Hill such as McCrory’s, the “Friendship Nine”, the development of the Rock Hill Cotton Factory along with its creators, and also the development of the Citizen’s Building, US Post Office, the Courthouse, and downtown Rock Hill. The May 15, 2008 historical marker reviews Alexander Templeton Black aka “the Founder of Rock Hill”, the Black Plantation, and Governor Wade Hampton’s campaign.


Rock Hill Historical Marker Booklets were given to the Archives by Dorothy Amick on June 16, 2008 and July 1, 2008.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Rock Hill Historical Marker Booklets Collection - Accession 1341 - M672 (726)

LC Subject Headings

South Carolina. Historical Marker Program; Historical markers--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Historic sites--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Rock Hill (S.C.)--History