Fort Mill | Palmetto Places

Visit the ancestral home of one of South Carolina's most influential families. Peek inside the amazing gadget-filled office of legendary Colonel Elliott Springs. View larger-than-life bronze sculptures, and learn about southern primitive furniture.

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Fort Mill
Episode 1

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Fort Mill’s name originates from a fort built by the British (to protect the town from Shawnee and Cherokee attacks), and a grist mill. Today, it is the only town in the United States named Fort Mill...
Fort Mill, Part 2
Episode 2

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The town of Fort Mill is a bonanza for antique enthusiasts, with numerous auction houses, and shops filled with vintage treasures. Don Lomax, long-time antique collector and dealer, discusses Southern...
Fort Mill, Part 3
Episode 3

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Joanna Angle covers several historic homes in Fort Mill. The first is the White Homestead, built in 1820 by William Elliot White. On April 27, 1865, Jefferson Davis and his Confederate cabinet held...
Fort Mill, Part 4
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Following the death of Leroy Springs in 1931, Springs Industries entered into a 28 year era, overseen by Elliot White Springs, still know today as “The Colonel.” After assuming the presidency of five...
Fort Mill, Part 5
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The unspoiled vistas once enjoyed by resting British troops during the American Revolution, are preserved here, at the Ann Springs Close Greenway. Covering two-thousand wooded acres, the greenway...