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.
Joanna Angle discusses the history of a location which is dear to Fort Mill residents: Confederate Park, initiated by Captain Samuel E. White, just after the Civil War ended. White, a Confederate officer, funded the custom-made monuments at this park, which honors important Confederate people. The park features monuments, a band-stand, and old cannons.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the continuities and changes experienced by Americans of various genders, positions, races, and social status during the Civil War.
- This indicator was designed to encourage inquiry into the continuities and changes of the experiences of marginalized groups such as African Americans, Native Americans and women, as the U.S. expanded westward and grappled with the development of new states.