127 Tom Hall Street
City Directories and History: The church began meeting in 1788 and built the current church in 1881. The builder was Zeb Bradford.
BRIEF HISTORY OF FORT MILL’S UNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH —1788 to 1902
The Presbyterian church at Fort Mill was organized the 18th day of March, 1788, by the Whites, McKees, Webbs, Barnetts, Spratts, Springses and Harrisses and others, all from Waxhaw church except the Spratts and Springses. The dedication sermon was preached by the Rev. James McRea. The present church is the fourth building. The first building was erected prior to 1788 and was located between the waters of Sugar and Steel creeks on the York side, but only a short distance from the line. The name given the first church was Unity, so called from the fact that while York and Lancaster, in England, were rivals, the people of York and Lancaster counties, by their united efforts, had just completed this building. The name was changed from Unity to Fort Mill in 1876.8 The second building was erected in 1804, one mile west of the first location on land given by Thomas Spratt. It was a log house with twelve corners. The third building was erected in 1839 on the lot now owned by W. F. Harris, while the fourth, erected in 1881, is the one now worshiped in. Of the twenty-two names upon the roll of the church in 1860, only two are now living —Mrs. L. N. Culp and Mr. T. G. Culp. Twenty-five preachers have filled the pulpit, ranging from a few months service to the many years pastorate of Rev. James H. Thornwell.
-The Yorkville Enquirer; March 22,1902.
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