William Mark Mauldin (1878 – 1958) The opening of Rock Hill Coca Cola Bottling Company was the undertaking of the Mauldin family’s leadership and ownership. Mr. Mauldin acquired the distribution rights to the company in most of York County in the early 20th century and grew the company to become a integral part of the Rock Hill community. The original site of the bottling company was on what is today, South Trade Street in a wooden building. Later the family moved the business to a new facility on East White Street and it is now housed in the fourth location on Hollis Lakes Road.
The Rock Hill Record of Dec. 31, 1908 reported – “Mr. W.M. Mauldin of Gainsville, Ga., who purchased the Coco Cola Plant of this city, has arrived and taken charge of the plant. He and his family will occupy the house on East Moore Street, recently vacated by Mr. Thacker.”
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