Fort Mill SC Home Inspection and News

Fort Mill SC Home Inspection and News

Like so many small towns that emerged because the railroad made a stop there.

Friendly Catawba Indi­ans from attacks by the Shawnee and Cherokee tribes. In 1775 a gristmill was erected on Steele Creek.

In addition to its Native American her­itage, Fort Mill has an interesting colonial past that can be traced through its remaining historic sites. These include the Spratt family graveyard; Spratt's Spring, where General Cornwallis camped during the American Revolution; Confederate Park; Springfield Plantation; and White Homestead.

A crescent of land to the north of town was purchased by textile manufacturer Elliott Springs during Revolutionary times. It remains with the Close family (Springs's descendants), who have placed 2,200 acres in a land trust, creating the Anne S. Close Greenway, and have planned for careful development of the remaining property.

Fort Mill has approximately 9,000 resi­dents in its town limits and nearly 35,000 within its township. Residents enjoy being close enough to commute to Rock Hill or Charlotte, but appreciate the quiet, slower pace of life. Even more residents are choos­ing Fort Mill thanks to two new develop­ments. Baxter, at Interstate 77's exit 85, is a planned community with townhomes, houses, a town center, restaurants, shops, a public library, an elementary school, parks, trails, and a recreation center. Springfield, next to the Anne Springs Close Greenway, is built around an 18-hole golf course. Amenities include a five-acre park, tennis, pools, a family activity center, and play­grounds. A new school opened in fall 2006, and a high school will open in fall 2007. Springfield also will host the prestigious HomeArama home tour in 2007

Fort Mill also is home to the LeRoy Springs Recreation Complex and Knights Stadium and Is close to Paramount's Carowinds, Lake Wylie, and the Museum of York County.

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