How was Fort Mill Named?

Fort Mill was started around a train station that served the Charlotte / Columbia / Augusta railroad. The name was derived from a Colonial-era fort that was planned but never built just to the south of the town and a grist mill that was located on nearby Steele Creek.

Our Great Town - Fort Mill, South Carolina

Take a walk through Fort Mill's historic downtown and you can step back in time. Some of the buildings on Main Street date back to the late 1800s and provide evidence of the growth of the business district during this period in time.

It's easy to feel at home here.

About Our Town

  • the arts
  • education

Quality education is available in the area. The Fort Mill School Distict is one of the best public school systems in the state.

Nearby Lancaster School District which includes the Indian Land schools

Rock Hill is home to Winthrop University, York Technical College, and Clinton Junior College, three outstanding higher educational facilities.

Nearby Lancaster is the home of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

Here are some additional links that might help you learn more about our Fort Mill area.

York County Library
Town of Fort Mill, South Carolina
Fort Mill Times
Fort Mill Area Council of York County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Olde English District Commission
SCIway - South Carolina Information Highway