Fort Mill, Part 3 - Historic Houses | Palmetto Places
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 their last “official” meeting here. The second is the Springfield house. Beginning in 1790, it is one of the oldest homes in York County. This home has been the location of many family gatherings. One memorable family gathering was the pre-wedding party held for 19 year old Grace Allison White. The third home, which was ironically built for another bride-to-be, was never occupied. Bob Thompson, vice president for public affairs, Springs Industries, Incorporated, discusses the history and significance of the founder's home.