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The Yorkville Enquirer reported on March 8, 1883 – “Four colored men: McCarney Alexander, Lewis Lineberger, Joe Tillman, and Frank Crawford demolished the colored school house in Waxhaw Township in a dispute with the teacher. The school was built on the grounds of a colored church.”
The Rock Hill Record on Jan. 9, 1908 – Dr. J.E. Massey, Sr., who has been a resident of Rock Hill for many years, will leave for Springdell in Lancaster Co., where his large plantation requires his attention.”
The Lancaster News reported on July 9, 1918 – “D.L. Adams a prominent farmer of the Riverside area has died.”
The Rock Hill Herald reported on April 1, 1932 – “Mr. and Mrs. Julian Starr expect to move next week to the plantation of Dr. J.E. Massey at Van Wyck.”
Two roads led east from Landsford. The one to Camden was called the Camden Landsford Road; the other to Waxhaw Church was termed the Road to the Meeting House. From the Meeting House it divided into the Pinckneyville Road to the left and the Wadesboro Road to the right around the cemetery. When the McClanahan began operating a ferry between Waxhaw Creek and Twelve Mile Creek in 1814, the road from Camden to Landsford continued north as the Road to McClanahan’s Ferry – Mills’ Atlas
Also: The three stops on the Southern Railway System (formerly the “3 C’s” — Charleston, Chicago, and Cincinnati Railroad) between the Catawba River and Lancaster have disappeared and the service reduced from termed the Camden- Landsford-McClanahan Ferry Road as From 12 Mile Creek to Caston’s Tavern and the Landsford-Wadesboro Road as From Land’s Ford to Lynche’s Creek. four passenger trains and two freights to two freight trains today. Springdell, named for a cold spring with its refreshing water, was the first flag station after crossing the Catawba River. The next, Riverside, a name chosen for its connotation rather than the proximity to the river, had a side track and a depot with a platform and two waiting rooms. Lots were laid off for a town which never materialized. The post office at Riverside was called Lindsay after the Missouri Cunningham Lindsay family who gave the right-of-way. Established in 1890, the name of the post office was changed from Lindsay to Riverside in 1907 and continued as Riverside with one rural route until it was closed in 1937. Caskey, located on land that belonged to J.P.C. Caskay, was the last stop before Lancaster. Both Caskey and Springdell had sheds enclosed on three sides for waiting and departing passengers.
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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