History of Rock Hill

Old Time Rock Hill

With a rich history and prosperous future, Rock Hill USA embodies progress through vision.

Historical Rock Hill

Rock Hill was named for a flint hill of rock that was in the way of the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad Company, which was building a rail line for Charlotte, NC to Columbia, SC. Much of this rock was removed to make way for the railroad, which built a depot at the site that eventually became known as Rock Hill. The city dates its history back to April 17,1852--the day the Rock Hill Post Office opened. The town was officially incorporated in 1870. Rock Hill grandly celebrated its centennial in 1952 and its sesquicentennial in 2002.

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