City Directories and History: Walker’s 1910 Postal Route map is an invaluable tool in tracking historical locations in York County’s early 20th century rural communities. Each section is tagged with the names associated with that particular area. Be sure to open the MORE INFORMATION / ENLARGEABLE MAP link for the enlargeable PDF map which users can easily study.
In many cases, these same locations, have also been linked directly to the R&R “other” pages, associated with the individual names, and sites on the maps. To return to the master index list, click HOME.
The Rock Hill Herald reported on July 1, 1880 – “A violent storm south of Rock Hill destroyed the barns and stables of Mr. John Funk who lives on Mr. A. Williford’s place about five miles south of Rock Hill.”
The Herald reported on Sept. 2, 1886 – “The county commissioners of York and Lancaster met at the site of the old Doby’s Bridge on Sugar Creek on Saturday for the purpose of receiving bids for the erection of a new bridge at that point. The contract was let to Mr. John Perry of Lancaster County. His bid being $387.”
The Herald reported on March 24, 1887 – “The old Stewart Mansion on the River Road near Doby’s Bridge six miles from Fort Mill was destroyed by fire on March 17. The house was owned by Rev. J.B. Mack and was occupied by Mr. J.B. Pettus who lost all of his possessions.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on March 4, 1904 – “That F.W. Gryder, of the Friendship Community reports that the Friendship School has about forty students under Ms. Pearl Fewell of Ebenezer. The school will close its term about June 1st.”
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